APC NEC defers President Buhari’s 2019 endorsement
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 1, 2017
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has deferred the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy for the 2019 presidential election. The House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara dropped this hint when he briefed journalists on the outcome of the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja yesterday.
Dogara, who was flanked by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said NEC however passed a vote of confidence on the president as well as the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee NWC, saying both men have done well.
On the party’s constitutional amendment, Dogara said the proposal for the review of the constitution was being sent to the emails of the NEC members for examination in order to take a binding decision.
On the party’s convention, the Speaker said though no “definitive and conclusive date” has been fixed, there would be another round of meetings where the specifics and details would be approved based on the outcome of the caucus meeting.
Asked about the possibility of mass defection from the APC, considering the absence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the NEC, Dogara said the party will do everything possible to reach out to all the aggrieved members and ensure reconciliation