APC Convention: Group vows to resist any attempt to impose candidates

A group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Progressive Youth Movement (PYM), on Friday warned that it will resist the imposition of candidates at the February 26 convention of the party.

The group said it was imperative that the party has an individual who is able to withstand the rigorous activities involved in partaking in a general election during a transitional government

Leader of the group, Prince Mustapha Audu, in a statement on Friday called on party leaders to ensure that there are positions reserved for young stakeholders within the party, adding that, the top echelon of the party should ensure a free, fair and credible poll.

“We will resist the imposition of any candidate that is simply too old for the job. Those reserved positions will also be determined by young stakeholders.

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“Mr President, party stakeholders, party faithful and all aspirants at the upcoming convention have been very patient and tolerant of the continuous postponements and delays in conducting the convention.”The statement said

The group said conducting the convention on February 26, 2022, will exhibit the sincerity and integrity of the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee.

It also implored the committee to involve all stakeholders in the selection process for consensus candidates if the party decides to tow that line.

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