Bayelsa APC de­nies rift over con­gresses

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris Eze, Ye­nagoa

The in­terim lead­er­ship of the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has de­nied re­ports of ran­cour in the party over the choice of a har­monised sys­tem be­ing adopted by the party in its con­gresses.

Ad­dress­ing party mem­bers at the state sec­re­tariat in Ye­nagoa yes­ter­day while mon­i­tor­ing the re­sult of the ward and lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses, the In­terim state Chair­man, Chief Ti­wei Oru­minighe, de­nied any rift in the party as a re­sult of the harmonized sys­tem, adding that the party had taken off on a strong foot­ing and is mak­ing steady progress.

He said the con­gresses were held in a peace­ful at­mos­phere, stress­ing that two INEC of­fi­cials mon­i­tored it.

He said the re­sults which were be­ing col­lated by a five-man com­mit­tee led by Dr. Anthony Ekpey­ong showed the se­ri­ous­ness of the party to take over the ad­min­is­tra­tion of the state. Ac­cord­ing to him, the peace­ful con­duct of the ex­er­cise proved crit­ics of the party wrong, adding that all the ma­te­ri­als for the congress ar­rived early and were dis­trib­uted to all the 105 wards in the state.

Orun­minighe said most of the wards used con­sen­sus by har­mon­i­sa­tion to se­lect their party of­fi­cials, adding that such de­ci­sions were rat­i­fied by af­fir­ma­tive voting.

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