Adamawa APC mem­bers vow to re­ject LG congress re­sults

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

Ag­grieved mem­bers of All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, have vowed to re­ject re­sults in re­spect of the re­cent ward and lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses in the state.

Ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence in Yola yes­ter­day, spokesper­son of the legacy par­ties from Mayo-Belwa lo­cal govern­ment, Mathias Yo­hanna, took a swipe on Gover­nor Mur­tala Nyako for ex­clud­ing mem­bers of de­funct CPC, ACN and APGA as well as PDM from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the congress.

He said the re­cent congress in Mayo-Belwa is a shame as they dis­cov­ered a fake APC mem­ber­ship reg­is­ter in the area.

He al­leged that dur­ing the ward con­gresses, elec­tion of­fi­cials failed to show up in nine out of twelve wards in the area, adding that al­though con­sen­sus was reached in the re­main­ing three wards, Nyako loy­al­ists later tam­pered with the list of can­di­dates, re­mov­ing names of legacy par­ties mem­bers.

Mathias de­cried what he called the high hand­ed­ness ex­hib­ited by mem­bers of Nyako group in their treat­ment of other groups within APC, say­ing “be­fore these con­gresses, we made ef­forts to di­a­logue with the govern­ment side through the lo­cal govern­ment chair­man but all ef­forts could not yield any­thing”.

The for­mer com­mis­sioner of in­for­ma­tion said Gover­nor Nyako, who claimed to have left the PDP due to in­jus­tice has as­sumed higher de­gree of im­punity in the APC.

“It is sim­ply atavis­tic and anachro­nis­tic for any­one in this century to imag­ine that lead­er­ship is the exclusive pre­serve of any clique or group. We wish to state that with­out the con­duct of the ward con­gresses at the grass­roots level where del­e­gates are elected, there would not be elec­tion at the lo­cal govern­ment. Any ex­er­cise con­trary to this pro­vi­sion is a vi­o­la­tion of the elec­toral act and there­fore un­ac­cept­able to us”, he stated.

He fur­ther stated that his group has sub­mit­ted a pe­ti­tion to the congress com­mit­tee and are pre­pared to lay their grievances be­fore the Ap­peal Tri­bunal of the party, urg­ing his mem­bers to re­main calm and law abid­ing.

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