The All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed May 24 for its first National Convention.
In a communique, the party also stated that its Ward Congresses will hold on April 5, Local Government Congress on the April 12, and State Congress on April 23.
The dates were announced via a communiqué of the 9th meeting of the party’s Interim National Executive Committee, NEC, which held at its National Secretariat Abuja on Tuesday.
The communiqué alleged that it has information that the imposition of a total state of emergency is being considered for Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, which, it claims, is a smokescreen to remove the democratically-elected Governors of those APC states.
“We condemn this move unequivocally and urge the President to jettison the idea, if indeed it is being remotely contemplated, because it will not advance the cause of peace in the affected states,” APC said.
APC NEC however commiserated with the families of the people who died on Saturday at several venues of the job test by the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS.
The party also extended its sympathy and prayers to those who were injured in the stampede, and wished them a speedy recovery.