Bayelsa APC denies rift over congresses
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.