Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

APC ward congress: Buhari meets Okorocha, Yari over irregularities, violence

APC ward congress: Buhari meets Okorocha, Yari over irregularities, violence

It was further decided that party members should be briefed by the congress committee from Abuja before the commencement of the exercise.

The former governor said that as one big family, the APC in the state had been able to resolve its differences amicably, hence the peaceful atmosphere experienced during the ward congresses. Those kind of amusing politics that were played must stop, where people want to carry ballot boxes, steal results looks so primitive.

In the 12 wards of Kwarau, Turunku, igabi, Fanshanu, Gwaraji, Zango Aya, Riga chukun, Afaka, Kirawa, Birnin Yero, Rigasa, Sabon Birni, congress was only said to have held in Riga Chukun ward. But in our region from the information available to to us, everything went well in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kano, where people expected that there maybe a problem, the exercise was successful.

The Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has conducted a hitch-free ward congress that produced 8,424 grassroots party leaders without any form of conflict.

He said no other person could talk authoritatively on the exercise except the NWC.

"The ward congress is orderly and peaceful; here in Bayelsa, we will continue to work hard to bring APC to power".

They described the handing over of election materials to the Secretary to the Government of Katsina State Dr Mustapha Inuwa as an attempt to enforce a predetermined outcome by shutting out some contestants.

Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the party, Mr. Ayo Salami said the congress was peaceful, fair and transparent as he also dismissed as total false and introduction of Senatorial Returning Officers and Local Government Returning Officers as claimed by Mr. Oki, saying, the onus is on the claimant to prove his allegation beyond reasonable doubt.

"A National advisory committee on the congress was set up by the National Secretariat of the party and our job was to advise the party on issue that will strengthen bond of unity and cohesion before, during and after the National convention for a credible general elections in 2019".

The incident reportedly happened at the party's secretariat in the state.

NAN also observed that the ward congresses were successfully conducted in many states of the federation including Lagos, Kaduna, Gombe, Ogun, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Borno, and Yobe.

He said that contrary to the declaration of the Bauchi state government and the outgoing leadership of the party in the state that the Congress was a success, it is a known fact that no congress took place in the state just as he accused the government, state leadership of APC and the state Congress committee of their connivance in order to manipulate the results of the Congress to their favour. Latep Dabang, has charged APC bigwigs in the country to focus on what would strengthen the bond of unity ahead of the party's National convention.

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