APC to con­duct re­run in 3 Niger LGs

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

Fol­low­ing the crises aris­ing from the lo­cal govern­ment and ward con­gresses of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Niger State, the states congress com­mit­tee has or­dered a re­run of the con­gresses to re­solve the is­sues.

Chair­man of the com­mit­tee, Bar­ris­ter Us­man Dal­hatu in­formed Daily Trust on phone that the de­ci­sion was taken af­ter protests by mem­bers of the party in some of the lo­cal gov­ern­ments in the state.

“Two sides claimed to have con­ducted sep­a­rate con­gresses and each of them said the can­di­dates from his side won. This prompted us to take the de­ci­sion of hav­ing a re-run in the af­fected lo­cal gov­ern­ments ar­eas,” he said.

The chair­man said the com­mit­tee con­vened a stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing in Minna on Thurs­day and dis­cussed the is­sue and that all the stake­hold­ers agreed on the de­ci­sion to hold the con­gresses again.

“We held a meet­ing and all the sides claim­ing vic­tory in the con­gresses in each of the lo­cal gov­ern­ments was rep­re­sented. We have now re­solved to con­duct a re­run in Suleja, Gu­rara, and Tafa lo­cal gov­ern­ments. As I am talk­ing to you, I am sign­ing some of the pa­pers about the de­ci­sion taken for the con­gresses in the three lo­cal gov­ern­ments,” he said.

Dal­hatu said the ward con­gresses re-run would be held on Tues­day April 22nd, while the lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses will hold on Thurs­day, April 24, in the three lo­cal gov­ern­ments while the state congress will hold on Mon­day April 28 in the state.

A mem­ber of the party in Suleja who is also a serv­ing APC coun­cilor, Jib­rin Nal­ado also in­formed Daily Trust, that they ear­lier ob­jected to the idea of a re-run but that they have now de­cided to par­tic­i­pate in it.

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