APC To Investigate Anomalies In State Congresses

By Ikenga Chronicles August 4, 2017

APC To Investigate Anomalies In State Congresses

The All Progressives Congress(APC) has vowed to probe itself by investigating cases of violence at its state congresses held last Saturday.

In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, the party condemned the reported cases of violence in Rivers and Kaduna States during the congress.

The statement reads: “While noting that most of the state congresses were peaceful and conducted in compliance with guidelines and directives given by the party to the appointed congress committees, the APC finds cases of violence in Rivers and Kaduna States quite disturbing.

“The party equally regrets and condemns the attack on the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Kaduna which resulted in injuries on two journalists.

“The party will investigate the reported cases and take necessary action in line with the party’s constitution against whoever is found culpable.

Recall that internal crisis has been rocking the APC in Rivers State which was allegedly orchestrated by Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, and Senator Magnus Abe.

The disputes have led to the crisis that almost marred last Saturday’s party congress in the state.

The state Deputy Chairman of the party, Chief Peter Dike, and the Legal Adviser of the party, Chieme Chienweikpe, have jointly called for the total cancellation of the local government congress that was purportedly held in the 23 local government areas on July 29.

“The purported congress never held in any of the 23 Local Government Areas. There was no time the state working committee of the party held a formal meeting to discuss the holding of local government congress in the state.

“The flagrant imposition of delegates has severely divided the party. We in the APC left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in protest against impunity and lack of internal democracy. There was nothing to show that election took place in any Local Government Area in the state,” he said.