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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has shifted the time of its 2018 National Convention in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday to 6 pm.

In a statement signed by the Chairman, APC National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, the ruling party said the convention will now start by 6 pm as against 12 noon earlier announced at Eagle Square, Abuja.

“This is to afford delegates from states that are just concluding their primaries, time to participate in the convention”, Ajimobi said.

Ajimobi said in the statement that delegates from outside Abuja are to get accredited at the National Stadium while delegates within Abuja will be accredited at the old parade ground, Area 10, Abuja.

While regretting any inconveniences caused by the change, Ajimobi tasked delegates to watch out for traffic diversion.

The Oyo state outgoing governor said all delegates will be accredited by their various states while areas of traffic diversion will be announced.

The Convention, according to the statement, is to elect the Presidential candidate of the Party only.

AN24 understands that so far, it is only President Muhammadu Buhari is the only one that filed in as an aspirant for the convention where over 7,000 delegates are being expected to affirm the President’s candidacy.

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