APC Convention: Ganduje says March 26 remains sacrosanct as training of 250 protocol officers begins


Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assured members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the general public that the National Convention slated for March 26 will hold as scheduled.

Gov. Umar Ganduje of Kano State, who is also the chairman of the APC Sub Committee on Protocol, announced this while speaking with newsmen at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday in Abuja.

The governor who said preparing for the national convention was in top gear, said the date was sacrosanct.

Ganduje was reacting to a court order allegedly obtained by individuals loyal to Yobe State governor, Mala Buni restraining the party from conducting its National Convention.

The Governor said “I have no fears, our convention will hold, don’t worry, we are equal to the task. We are the biggest party in Africa and we have the experience to handle situations.

“We are organising the convention, selection and consensus is taking place and we believe we will give you the best,” he said.

“A lot of reconciliation has taken place, consensus has taken place and we believe we will give you the best.

Speaking on the level of preparedness for the convention, Governor Ganduje said protocol officers and ushers are undergoing training to achieve an excellent performance.

“We are here in order to train protocol officers and ushers so that they know exactly what they are expected to do. The selection of young men and women numbering about 250 are going to be trained on what they are expected to do during the convention, after that one they will go to the field. I myself will be there so that we continue the training there.

“So I assured you that we will give the best as protocol sub- committee. You know we will have so many dignitaries; legislatures, Governors, the President and the vice president himself, even minister, state assemblies.

“So you can see it will be a gathering of who is who not only in APC but in government.

“There will also be members of diplomatic corp. So we should expect our ushers and our protocol officers to give the best services” he said.


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