No fewer than 6,800 delegates are expected to vote for aspirants
contesting for positions in the National Working Committee of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) at its National Convention on Saturday.
The Chairman of the Media Subcommittee for the National Convention
Planning Committee, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, stated this on Thursday in
Ajimobi, who spoke after the committee members inspected the Eagle
Square, venue of the convention, added that the party was prepared to
ensure a rancor free convention.
“We are very happy about all the preparations, everything is in place,
you can see what we call a very professional arrangement for
tomorrow,” he said.
He added that some aspirants may however drop from the race before the
“Politics is about conflict and resolution, today we are meeting the
aspirants to interview them, there will be a give and take so that it
will be a smooth operation on Saturday,” he said.
Also speaking, former Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Ahmed Yarima, who is
the Chairman of the Convention Subcommittee for Accreditation, said
the committee had commenced the screening and accreditation of
delegates from the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
He assured that delegates would be properly scrutinized before
entering the convention venue.
“We are going to put numbering and security code so that as soon as
you come to the gate you are properly identified, screened and then
“Even as they vote inside, you have another card that you present so
you can be allowed to vote” he said.