APC meets over Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday commenced arrangements for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States slated for November and December this year. A source close to the National Working Committee members told the New Telegraph that the elections were top on the agenda of the NWC meeting yesterday.

According to him, the meeting had nothing to do with the party’s crisis in the National Assembly as being speculated.

The source explained that also on the agenda of the meeting was issue of how the party would win the two states governorship elections. Also, the issues of election tribunal sittings and party funding were discussed in the meeting.

The source stated that national leadership of the party believes that it was unnecessary to continue to discuss the crisis in the National Assembly, but was of the opinion that it would be resolved before the end of the month.

On what preparation for the election in the two states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the NWC members were making, the source stated that the time table for the primaries and those that would be sent to go and conduct the primaries were discussed.

Since the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the date of the elections, governorship aspirants and their supporters from the two states have been visiting the national secretariat of the party.

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