The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of former Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for the postition of National Chairman would not prevent others from contesting.
Abdullahi, who spoke with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, at the end of a closed-door meeting between the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and Governors elected on its platform, said that the race was still open.
He also disclosed that the meeting between the NWC members and the Governors, was to get their commitment toward peaceful and transparent congresses.
“We felt that such commitment was necessary because some of the party´s governors are already giving the impression that congresses will not be held in some states,” he explained.
Abdullahi hinted that the APC’s leadership, may change the dates for its congresses and convention earlier announced to commence on May 2 and end with the national convention on May 14.
“We have agreed that the NWC will go back and take a second look at the timetable and see the possibility for adjustments, because there are other issues.
“The timetable may be reviewed because it coincides with Muslim’s month of fasting; we must be sensitive to the feelings of Muslims who will be fasting in the month of Ramadan. We shall try to avoid conducting any political activities in that period,” he said.