National convention: APC governors propose Feb 26, Al-Makura, Musa lead in party chair’s race

Former Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and the lawmaker representing Niger East, Senator Sani Musa are favoured by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress to emerge as the national chairman of the APC, The PUNCH has learnt.

A top source in the party said while Al-Makura was being favoured by most of the governors, some strong forces in the Presidency and the Senate were backing Musa.

These came to the fore on Monday as the APC governors at their meeting in Abuja on Sunday agreed to hold the party’s national convention on February 26 and February 27, 2021.

However, the decision on the convention is subject to the final approval of the National Executive Committee of the party led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The Electoral Act states that any political party planning to hold its national convention must inform INEC at least 21 days prior.

A top APC official said, “The governors have agreed on February 26 and February 27. So, this will be proposed to the President for approval.”

The PUNCH, however, learnt that the date could be shifted due to the fact that INEC would be conducting six by-elections on the same day.

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