By Jubril Bada
The All Progressives Congress, APC, Ondo State chapter has said that the party national leadership should take step in ensuring that its national convention and congresses are held in order to plan ahead of various elections in the country.
The State Director, Media and Publicity of the party, Mr. Steve Otaloro, who disclosed this to The Hope in an interview said the congresses and national convention are constitutional issues that must be done , now that the various governorship elections and 2023 general elections are near.
According to him, the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee led by Mai Mala Buni will put the party in order to elect substantive leadership of the APC to lead the affairs of the party.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its last meeting in December 8, last year gave the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee till 30th of June to conduct the national convention and congresses for the election of new leaders to run the National Working Committee(NWC) of the party.
The CECPC,which was constituted in June last year following the dissolution of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole -led National Working Committee was initially given six months to reconcile all the various fractions in the party, ensure aggrieved members of the party in court withdraw all litigations and conduct a national convention for the emergence of a new NWC.
Otaloro maintained that the present acting national leaders of the party have what it takes to come out with new dimension through which the party’s members could get their leaders elected possibly at ward level without necessarily need for them to converge at each state capital,while the national convention could be done through online voting.
Alternatively, he said leaders of the party could decide to have in place leadership suitable for members in the coming primary exercise through election, adoption in each local government , state and national levels with strict compliance with COVID-19 precaution
The spokesperson also said that the national leaders of the party would have a round table discussion to look for more convenient way to get the national convention and congresses done.
“The present acting national leaders of our party can think out of the box to put our house in order
” We have to hold it as the two factors will be looked into” he stated