The All Progressives Congress has summoned meetings of its National Caucus and the long-awaited National Executive Committee on August 2 and 3 respectively.
The announcement was posted on the party’s official Twitter handle by the acting National Secretary of the party, Festus Fuanter, on Friday evening.
The development is coming barely 24 hours after President Bola Tinubu approved the dates for the meetings in a phone chat with one of his minister-designate and Acting National Chairman of the party, Senator Abubakar Kyari.
The crucial sessions of the two statutory organs of the party will be chaired by President Bola Tinubu, and also have Vice President Kashim Shettima, former President Muhammadu Buhari, past and present APC governors as well as former and current Senate president, Speakers of House of Representatives of the party, the National Working Committee and other party stakeholders in attendance.
The announcement was signed by the national secretary of the APC and posted on the party’s official Twitter handle.
The press statement also indicated that both meetings will take place in two separate venues.
The statement partly read, “The national caucus meeting is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, by 6.00 pm prompt. The venue is Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. All Members of the National Caucus are by this invitation to take notice of the meeting in accordance with article 12.5 of the APC Constitution.
“The NEC meeting, however, is scheduled to hold on Thursday, August 3 at 11.00 am prompt at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. All Members of the National Executive Committee are by this invitation to take notice of the meeting in accordance with article 12.3 of the APC Constitution.”
The development is coming less than a week after the North-West National Vice Chairman of APC, Mallam Salihu Lukman, officially resigned from the National Working Committee of the party.
In the copy of the letter made available to our correspondent, the Kaduna politician hinged his resignation on alleged illegal acts and interference in the affairs of the party by the president, which he claimed was at variance with the vision of the founding fathers.
Lukman, therefore, reiterated that he opted to throw in the towel rather than remain in the party to continue his agitation and be seen as a distraction.