There were strong indications on Monday that the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress would meet before December 25 .
The PUNCH gathered that because of the limited time at the disposal of the party’ s National Convention Planning Committee , it would seek an extension of its tenure for six months during the meeting.
Multiple sources in the party, who confided in our correspondent , said it was becoming inevitable that the national convention would hold next year.
Recall that the APC NEC at its meeting in the Presidential Villa on June 25 , 2020 , dissolved the Adams Oshiomhole National Working Committee and set up a panel headed by the Yobe State Governor , Mai Mala Buni .
According to the decision reached at the NEC meeting and the constitution of the party, the Buni – led interim committee has a six – month tenure within which it is expected to organise a national convention , where substantive leaders of the party will emerge .
But multiple sources within the party’ s hierarchy, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity on Monday because they were not authorised to speak to the media on the issue , said it was now almost certain that “ the convention can no longer hold this year .”
One of the sources said , “ The process of rebuilding anything takes time, efforts and patience. The wounds inflicted on cohesion within the party by Adams Oshiomhole are still fresh .
“ You will agree with me that the National Caretaker Committee started the reconciliation process while preparing for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states , respectively .