APC concludes congresses in 20 states
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.