The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed readiness for its 2024 congress.a
The APC UK expressed optimism that the congress will usher in new leadership in 2024 to address all grievances in the diaspora chapter.
The party disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos by its Chairman, Mr Tunde Doherty, and the Publicity Secretary, Mr Babatunde Ajisola.
Nigeria’s ruling party’s diaspora group said that the chapter was ready to organise a congress that everyone would be proud of, according to Peoples Gazette.
It said, “We are ready for the forthcoming congress that will usher in new officials that will lead the chapter for the next four years. The forthcoming APC UK congress is the right thing to do at this time to solve the quagmire.
“I advise different caucuses, interest groups and support clubs to see the APC UK congress as a means to close rank and work together as a team to take the party to the desired height.”
The statement indicated that the chapter welcomed the timetable as released by the APC National Working Committee in Abuja in November during its general meeting held on Saturday in London.
The statement said that the meeting had in attendance the immediate past chairman of the chapter, Dr Philip Idaewor.
It said that Idaewor took members through memory lane on how the group started and how it has transformed over the years despite the many challenges that came its way.
The statement quoted Idaewor as saying that the chapter had always been surmounting challenges because the foundation was laid on integrity and truth.
It also quoted the Chairman of the APC UK Southwest States Caucus, Mr Muyiwa Adesua, as advising members to get their party cards to be eligible to participate in the upcoming congress.
The statement noted that the congress had been slated to be held on January 13, 2024.
It said that the harmonisation of the members list was held between December 1 and December 7, to ensure that only those registered in the APC UK database were allowed to participate in the upcoming congress.
The statement further noted that the forms for candidates aspiring for various offices would be on sale between December 8 and December 29.
It said that the screening of candidates would be on January 7, 2024, for the city/state branch while the appeals would be on January 8, 2024.
The statement added, “The national chapter candidates will be screened on January 11, 2024, with the voting and results declared on January 13, 2024. There are a series of meetings lined up, both virtual and physical. We will be visiting branch caucuses across the United Kingdom to reach out to members.
“The APC UK congress wheel has set off, we can’t do this alone, we need you, please reach out to us for any information or clarification whatsoever.”