This is not the news some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who are political appointees want to hear. The party said it has barred all members who are political appointees from voting in its much anticipated convention on Saturday.
They may however stand as observers, a position which will become vital in the event of a litigation over the results.
The party made this known in a press statement on Thursday.
The statement was titled: ‘Attention to political office holders who were elected as delegates’.
It read: “The National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of APC has declared that all political appointees who were elected as delegates to the National Convention slated for 26/3/2022 SHALL NOT VOTE in view of the controversy surrounding Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act,2022.
“However, political appointees can still attend as observers.”