The National caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the constitution of an Elders’ Council to replace the Board of Trustees (BoT).
The BoT model has been in use by many political parties in Nigeria.
It consists of top party members constitutionally-mandated to provided advice and counsel to the leadership of the National Working Committee and staff.
But the APC’s decision to have an Elders’ Council may not be unconnected with the inability of the party to constitute a Board of Trustees over thy years.
It was gathered that the new council will have 50 members.
It was learnt that the approval of the Elders’ Council was part of the decisions taken at the Caucus meeting of the party held at the Presidential villa on Monday night.
Modalities for selecting members of the Council is expected to be worked out before the National Convention scheduled for June.
The APC has witnessed some developments this week alone.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared as illegal the tenure elongation of national and state executives.