The caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that political appointees elected as delegates won’t be allowed to vote during the convention.
The convention is scheduled to hold on March 26.
According to a statement posted on the Twitter handle of the convention committee on Thursday, the decision to bar political appointees from voting is in “view of the controversy surrounding section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022”.
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The party, however, said the political appointees could still attend the convention, but as observers.
“The National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of APC has declared that all political appointees who were elected as delegates to the National Convention slated for 26/3/2022 SHALL NOT VOTE in view of the controversy surrounding Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act,2022,” the notice reads.
“However, political appointees can still attend as observers. Please circulate to those concerned and treat as very important.”