The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) took the decision on Wednesday, May 24,2017.
According to Punch, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) took the decision on Wednesday, May 24,2017.
The NWC also mandated some of its members to meet Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to pick a date for the convention.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong said since Buhari is not in Nigeria, Osinbajo will represent him.
Lalong also said “The issue of the National Convention was raised. Actually, it was part of the decisions we took at the last meeting. Unfortunately, like you realised, Mr. President is not here; he is the leader of the party.
“What we did was that we now have an acting President. So, the team was supposed to meet with Mr President with a suggested date that is convenient so that he could decide on the convention.
“But today, we all agreed that we have an acting President; the same process should start again through the acting President.”
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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
There have been several unconfirmed reports saying that the President is dead.