Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo state, has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention cannot be stopped due to the absence of president Muhammadu Buhari or acting president Yemi Osinbajo.
Imo State Governor Okorocha
According to reports, Okorocha made his comments after leading his fellow APC governors to the Presidential Villa to see the acting president on Thursday, July 20.
Osinbajo, Buhari, Rochas, Oyegun
He stated: “We came to discuss issues relating to our party and our government and how to move our party forward.
“We discussed a lot of issues on how to move the party forward, how to strengthen the party and how to make sure our party remains victorious in all elections.
“Very soon we will have a convention. That is part of the things we are discussing.
“The convention not taking place has nothing to do with the absence of the president or the acting president.
“We are just putting our house in order and making sure things are in the right form before we kick off.”
Meanwhile, it’s previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) confirmed that the health condition of president Muhammadu Buhari has largely been responsible for the inability of the party to hold its constitutionally mandated mid-term non elective convention, but assured that processes leading to the programme will begin on Saturday July 29.
The party also said it set up a nine member committee headed by Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to define and work out a “shared understanding” of what it meant by restructuring as contained in its manifesto in other to give a clearer understanding of the issue.