APC con­cludes con­gresses in 20 states

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Balarabe Alka­s­sim

The on­go­ing states con­gresses of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) have so far been con­cluded in 20 out of the 36 states in the coun­try.

Checks by Daily Trust re­vealed that the ex­er­cise was con­ducted in all the South-Western states ex­cept in Osun and Ek­iti be­cause of the on­com­ing gov­er­nor­ship elec­tions in the two states.

In the North-West, state con­gresses held in Sokoto, Zam­fara, and Kano while they were shifted to later dates in Kaduna and Katsina due to some con­sul­ta­tions go­ing on be­tween the stake­hold­ers in the states.

In the North-Cen­tral, Daily Trust learnt that, the con­gresses were con­ducted in the FCT, Kwara and Kogi, while the party is await­ing that of Niger and Nas­sarawa States which will be con­ducted at a later date which has not been dis­closed at the time of fil­ing this re­port.

In the North-East, the con­gresses were held in Yobe, Gombe, and Bauchi states, the party is also wait­ing for the re­sults of the con­gresses from Adamawa, Taraba and Borno states.

Ac­cord­ing to the party sec­re­tariat, the states con­gresses were equally held in the South­East in Imo, Abia and Enugu states, while the sec­re­tariat is wait­ing for re­ports on Anam­bra and Ebonyi states.

In the South-South, the con­gresses were con­ducted in Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states while the re­sults or de­ci­sion on Cross Rivers State has not reached the sec­re­tariat at the time of fil­ing this re­port and the ex­er­cise was nul­li­fied by the gover­nor in Edo state due to al­leged ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust on the is­sue, the in­terim na­tional sec­re­tary of the party, Ti­j­jani Musah Tum­sah said, the con­gresses have been con­ducted peace­fully in all the states. He added that, the party has made ad­e­quate pro­vi­sion to ad­dress all grievances re­lated to the var­i­ous con­gresses by con­sti­tut­ing ap­peal com­mit­tees in all the states and the FCT.

“We have con­ducted these con­gresses in three stages now, that is at the wards, lo­cal gov­ern­ments and the state lev­els, so what we are af­ter now is our Na­tional Con­ven­tion, but we have to ad­dress all grievances be­fore we moved to the con­ven­tion. We now have party lead­ers from the wards to the state lev­els and those people will be the del­e­gates dur­ing our Na­tional Con­ven­tion,” he said.

He added that the re­sults of the states con­gresses and the names of the people who emerged as the party of­fi­cials is be­ing col­lated from the states that is why it is not as com­pre­hen­sive as it should be.

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