Osh­iom­hole an­nuls Edo APC ward congress

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

Edo State Gover­nor Adams Osh­iom­hole yes­ter­day can­celled Tues­day’s ward congress of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in the state. Osh­iom­hole said at a news con­fer­ence in Benin that he can­celled the congress or­ga­nized only in all the seven lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas in Edo South be­cause of ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties wit­nessed dur­ing the ex­er­cise.

He said he re­ceived re­ports that elec­toral of­fi­cials ei­ther did not turn up for the ex­er­cise or turned up with­out mem­ber­ship reg­is­ters and re­sult sheets. This he said, re­sulted in mem­bers re­sort­ing to us­ing their own sheets of paper to write re­sults , which he said is un­ac­cept­able.

He said the ab­sence of the mem­ber­ship reg­is­ters and re­sult sheets ren­dered the ex­er­cise a nul­lity as it cast doubts on the in­tegrity of the process. The gover­nor said people out­side Edo South Se­na­to­rial District will now con­duct fresh ward con­gresses this Satur­day, warn­ing that no of­fen­sive weapon, of­fen­sive lan­guage or poster would be tol­er­ated.

He ap­pealed to those who claimed vic­tory on Tues­day to bear with the party, point­ing out that any ex­er­cise that does not meet with the ex­pec­ta­tions of the party would not be tol­er­ated.

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