Adamawa APC members vow to reject LG congress results
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.