The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the programme of events for its National Convention scheduled for Saturday, March 26.
The convention will hold at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
According to the Governor of Nasarawa State and Chairman of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee for the APC 2022 National Convention His Excellency Abdullahi Sule, the programme is as follows:
1. Arrival of Accredited National Delegates 10am-1pm
2. Arrival of the Members of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) 1:30pm
3. Arrival of the APC State Governors, National Assembly Members, Ministers and Party Leaders 1:30-2:00pm
4. Arrival of the Speaker of the House of Representatives 2:10pm
5. Arrival of the Senate President 2:20 pm
6. Arrival of the National Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) 2:30 pm
7. Arrival of the Vice-President 2:45pm
8. Arrival of the President 3:15pm
9. The National Anthem 3:30pm
10. Opening Prayers 3:35pm
11. Goodwill messages by Youth Wing, Women Wing, People Living with Disability (PLwD) and Diaspora Wing 3:40-4:50pm
12. Remarks by Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum and Representatives of Governors’ from each of the six geo-political zones 4:50-5:20pm
13. Interlude 5:20-5:25pm
14. Remarks by the Speaker of the House of Representatives 5:25-5:30pm
15. Remarks by the Senate President 5:30-5:35pm
16. Remarks by the Vice-President 5:35-5:40pm
17. Special Remarks by the President 5:40-5:55pm
18. Welcome Address by National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Chairman and presentation of motions 5:55-6:10pm
i.Motion for the approval of constitution as amended
ii. Motion for the ratification of all activities carried out by CECPC
19. Remarks by the Chairman, Election Committee 6:10-6:20pm
20. Elections into Zonal and National Offices of the APC
22. Counting and Collation of Votes
23. Declaration of Results/Swearing in of the newly elected executives
24. Acceptance Speech by the newly elected National Chairman of the APC
25. Motion for closing of the 2022 Extraordinary National Convention
26. Closing Remarks by National Secretary
27. Closing Prayers
28. National Anthem
29. Departure in reverse order
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 elections, the leadership of the party has agreed to produce consensus candidates.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan said the party is expected to put out a ‘Unity List’ by Friday.
Lawan stated this after the National Assembly caucus leaders met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House on Thursday.
“We hope to achieve a consensus in selecting and electing the officers for the party, we are prepared to come up with a unity list,” he said.