In another development, a National Caucus member of the APC and former National Chairman of the defunct Progressive People’s Alliance, Sam Nkire, has urged Bello, to make sure that the party’s national convention is held on March 26.
According to a statement he signed on Thursday in Abuja, titled ‘Our convention critical to winning the 2023 presidential election,’ Nkire said holding the convention is a major determinant of APC’s victory in 2023.
He said “Except the National Convention comes and goes, the party cannot move forward to reach its destination of retaining power in 2023. Our President, Muhammadu Buhari is leading from the front and there is no reason whatsoever, why the ruling party should not be leading from the front.
“Nigerians elected us to lead and show the way out of the old order of political rascality, injustice and corruption and that is the legacy we must teach others to follow.”
Nkire also urged Bello to remain focused and deliver the National Convention as promised, to, “excite our teaming and loyal party members and disappoint our opponents and critics”.
The party chieftain also advised the CECPC to restrict access to the national convention only to those prescribed by article 12(1); sub-section I to IX of the APC constitution.