President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Idris Wase, some serving governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are billed to discuss practical approaches to internal democracy in the ruling party.
The event is the annual conference of APC Press Corps slated for December 18, 2020, titled “Contestation, a veritable process in deepening democratic norms, values and culture: The APC story.”
Among the governors expected at the 2020 conference include the Chairman, Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, his Kogi State counterpart, Governor Yahaya Bello of and Gombe state governor Abubakar Mohammed Inuwa.
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylvia, Minister of Information. Lai Mohammed and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, as well as the Women Representative in CECPC, Mrs Stella Okotete, and Senator representing Imo west, Rochas Okorocha, are among other prominent party leaders that will be in attendance to present goodwill messages.
In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja by the Chairman Conference Planning Committee, Babatunde Ayeni, the Senate President is expected to give a keynote address while the Deputy Speaker will be on hand to highlight efforts of the National Assembly on the ongoing constitutional review assignment.
Specifically, a paper on the topic will be extensively delivered by the Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Mohammed Lukman.
The statement reads: “The APC Press Corps, a platform for accredited representatives of all the major media organisations covering the activities of the ruling All Progressives Congress, gather annually to assess its activities in the outgoing year with the aim of improving on its programmes and designing better templates for discharging our professional responsibilities.
“The aim is also to further deepen its cordial relationship with the rank and file of the ruling party for better coverage of party policies and programmes, thereby helping to deepen our democracy.”