The Guardian (Nigeria)

New members get waivers as APC releases timetable, guidelines

- From Leo Sobechi, Deputy Politics Editor, Abuja

ALL persons aspiring for offices at the forthcomin­g All Progressiv­es Congress ( APC) ward congresses scheduled for July 31, 2021 must show evidence of financial membership.

Also, those vying for the post of youth leader must not be below 18 or above 35 years, just as all new entrants to the party have been granted waivers, especially those who applied for such, including returning officers at ward, local and state levels.

The conditions were contained in the current timetable and guidelines released by the Caretaker and Extraordin­ary Convention Planning Committee ( CECPC).

In the timetable and guidelines, signed by Senator John James Akpanudoed­ehe, secretary to the CECPC, APC explained that the waivers were granted “in line with the provision of Article 13 ( 4) xv, provided that no officer elected in this exercise shall serve in the same capacity beyond the maximum term prescribed in Article 17 I & ii of the APC Constituti­on ( as Amended).”

The party disclosed that a member who started or continued with litigation against the party after the directives of the National Executive Committee ( NEC) is not eligible to vote or be voted for in the respective congresses.

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