QUOTE APC inaugurates appeal committees
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated Congress Appeal Committees to look into grievances that may arise from the states, local government and ward congresses conducted by the party before its National Convention.
Interim national secretary of the party, Tijjani Musa Tumsah, who spoke with Daily Trust yesterday, said the committees were inaugurated for all the 36 states of the federation including Abuja.
He said that the committees were inaugurated for 24 states earlier because of some unresolved issues arising from the congresses held in the remaining 12, but it was later decided that all the committees for all the states should be inaugurated as most of the issues are being resolved in the affected states.
“The committees have all been inaugurated and they will all report and start work immediately tommorow (Tuesday) after the Easter break and the state congresses will be conducted soon, which means that we are gradually moving towards our National Convention and we hope to be there peacefully despite the series of drawbacks we had in the congresses,” ,” he added.
He stressed that the appeal committees mittees were mandated to address all issues concerning cerning the congresses in the states.
He said each state will have a committee mmittee to undertake the task independently and report to the party’s national secretariat.
A source at the party’s secretariat at informed Daily Trust that each state appeal committee ittee consists of a Chairman, Secretary and a member. ber. He added that all decisions taken by the committee mmittee must be endorsed by the three members s of the committee.
He however said, they can only decide on issues concerning wards and local cal government congresses and send recommendation on all matters concerning states congresses to the national secretariat where it will be decided by a higher committee.
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