Bauchi APC set to hold ward congress Wed­nes­day

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi Ah­madu Adamu Mu’azu

All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) Bauchi State chap­ter, has post­poned its ward congress to Wed­nes­day to en­able it meet the cri­te­ria set up by the na­tional sec­re­tariat of the party for the com­mence­ment of the ex­er­cise.

A re­li­able source in the com­mit­tee said all re­quired ma­te­ri­als for the congress had ar­rived in the state, and sale of nom­i­na­tion forms for var­i­ous po­si­tions had com­menced.

Ef­forts to get the chair­man of the com­mit­tee charged with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of over­see­ing the con­duct of the ex­er­cise, Dr Al­ma­jiri Gei­dam, failed at the time of fil­ing this re­port

The state in­terim chair­man of the party, Se­na­tor Mo­hammed A. Mo­hammed, con­firmed the date in a tele­phone in­ter­view with our cor­re­spon­dent yes­ter­day in Bauchi.

He said the com­mit­tee set up by the na­tional lead­er­ship of the party are cur­rently vis­it­ing se­cu­rity agencies to so­licit their co­op­er­a­tion over the congress.

A stake­holder of the party told news­men at the end of their meet­ing in Bauchi that, the de­ci­sion to shift the congress was in­formed by the late ar­rival of ma­te­ri­als for the con­duct of the event.

He said “It was not pos­si­ble to con­duct the congress on Satur­day as ear­lier planned be­cause of lo­gis­tics prob­lems en­coun­tered not only in Bauchi State but in many states across the coun­try,’’

He said the com­mit­tee to over­see the congress had held a stake­hold­ers meet­ing with all rel­e­vant party chiefs to en­sure the suc­cess of the ex­er­cise.

He said “any­body wish­ing to con­test in the elec­tion should pur­chase the forms at des­ig­nated banks and all com­pleted forms must be re­turned to the com­mit­tee on Mon­day in or­der to con­duct the congress on Wed­nes­day we have com­menced dis­tri­bu­tions of the forms to all who brought their Bank teller around 1pm Sun­day.”

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