The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the tenure of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The extension was approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its ongoing meeting in Abuja.
The NWC is the executive arm of the party responsible for its day to day operations. It is headed by the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and its tenure was scheduled to end this year having been elected in 2014.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, briefed journalists midway into the NEC meeting. He said the NEC decision was based on Article 13 of the party which gives it such powers.
He said state executives of the party in various states also benefit from the one-year extension.
The extension essentially means the Odigie-Oyegun leadership will lead the APC into the 2019 general election.