The Odigie Oyegun led National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) on Tuesday, got a reprieve as it was granted a year extension by the party National Executive Committee presided over by President Mohammadu Buhari, infinitylive.com.ng reports.
Tenure of APC NWC was expected to terminate in April but the National Executive Committee at the end of the meeting, held at its national secretariat, resolved to put on hold the planned elective convention expected to be conducted in June.
The move is seen as a calculated political master stroke against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has been at logger heads with the party’s chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.
Sources at the meeting told infinitylive.com that the decision to grant the national officers an extension was put to a vote. 104 members of NEC seconded the motion for an extension while 4 voted against.
States chairmen of the party will equally benefit from the extension. With the development, Chief Oyegun and his team will supervise the primaries that will pick the party standard bearers for elective positions ahead of forthcoming general elections, including the presidential convention.