Okorocha orders arrest of congress c'ttee members

10 May, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Donnie King
  • Governor Nyesom Wike

In Chikun local government area, the APC official, Adam Abubakar Ekene, told our correspondent that the electorate were waiting at the congress venues, while INEC official came to the party local government secretariat twice but there was no official from the state APC and national APC observers.

Sequel to the violence and irregularities recorded during the recently concluded ward congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday hosted the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha; and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

The Senator, who is also an APC governorship aspirant in the 2019 general election, said the leadership of the party in the state went against the guidelines of the ward congress by refusing to allow party members to participate in the exercise.

It is an impressive exercise in democracy at the local level.

At Yenaga, Wards 2 and 3 and 5, voting materials and the delegates arrived early and the congress was orderly.

Faulting the process and why the national headquarters should reject any concocted results particularly from the Lagos ward congresses, Oki said the introduction of the LOC was originally aimed to neutralize the State congress committee in the first instance.

He said he could confirm without doubt as the chairman that he did not receive any complaints from any ward about anything untoward in the exercise.

It was claimed that the congress committee that was suppose to conduct congress in Imo state, were moved to Anambra state.

The state APC leader, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, who voted at his Evwreni country home, described the exercise as "generally peaceful".

"The aim is to confiscate the results to be submitted to the committee on ward congresses".

Hon. Dabang said this, on Tuesday, at the state party secretariat in Jos, while briefing Journalists on the outcome of the ward congress in Plateau state. "And we want them to properly hand over".

"It is the hope and aspiration of stakeholders of our party in Rivers State that National Executive Council (NEC) will respect the opinion of the people of the state".

Rilwanu who did not make further comment, however, called on all party members to exercise patience, assuring that the congress would hold.


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