ACN ANNOUNCES CONGRESSES, NATIONAL CONVENTION
The National Convention Committee of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has announced the details of its congresses and national convention. It holds from December 2 to December 16, 2010 across the country.
In a statement issued in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ACN said the Ward Congress would be held on December 2; Local Government Congress on December 6, State Congress on December 11 and the National Convention on December 16.
It said while the Ward Congresses would be held at the party's ward offices, Local Government Area Congresses would be held at the party's secretariat/office at the Local Government Area. The State Congresses will be held at the party headquarters in the state, while the National Convention: will hold at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.
According to the ACN, membership of the congresses and the convention is as stated in the party's Constitution. It also listed the fees payable, for the collection of nomination forms, by all members of the party contesting for party offices, with those contesting ward chairmanship to pay N500 each; Other ward offices N300; local government chairman N5,000; Other offices N2,500; state chairman N25,000; other offices N5,000; national chairman N100,000 and other offices N25,000.
ACN said the ward registers shall serve as the voters register while the special registration documents issued to the members at the just concluded registration exercise shall serve as voters card. It warned that where there are irregularities or violence, the National Convention committee reserves the right to cancel any election
'Any aspirant identified as having a hand in any irregularity or violence at any level may be suspended or expelled and shall forfeit his/her right to participate in elections of the party or for any elective office,'' the party said, adding: 'The National Convention Committee is the final appeal authority in all election disputes,'' it said.