APC con­ducts peace­ful congress in Kogi

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Usma A. Bello, Lokoja

Kogi State chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) said it has peace­fully con­cluded the ward and lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses in the 21 lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of the state.

Chair­man of Kogi State Congress Com­mit­tee, Dr. Saa’du Ayinla Alanamu, while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists on Satur­day, said the congress in Kogi State was very peace­ful when com­pared with re­ports of what hap­pened in other states.

He said in con­gresses like the one his party had just con­ducted, one can­not rule out the pos­si­bil­ity of prob­lems ‘here and there’ but said all the skir­mishes have been un­der con­trol, say­ing the APC is on ground in Kogi.

“From the look of things, the APC is al­ready on ground. You can see from the turnout of the people and not only this place, but when you go to ev­ery nook and cranny of Kogi State since the be­gin­ning of con­gresses, you will find out that APC is not only win­ning but also on ground”, he said.

The chair­man said the only chal­lenge for the party in the state is to unite the lead­ers, say­ing that once that is over­come and a rec­og­nized lead­er­ship is in place, ‘people will vote for APC be­cause it is the win­ning party.’

On con­sen­sus can­di­date, Alanamu said APC is a pro­gres­sive party and that what it is look­ing for is that ev­ery­body ir­re­spec­tive of their re­li­gious and eth­nic or so­cial back­ground, must be treated equally.

The mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Lokoja/ Kogi(Ko­ton Karfe) Federal Con­stituency at the Na­tional As­sem­bly, Buba Jubrin also ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the con­duct and re­sult of lo­cal govern­ment congress in Lokoja and other places.

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