APC holds congress in Benue to­day

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Hope Abah, Makurdi Lai Mo­hammed

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Benue State would hold its state congress to­day.

The state’s party pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary, Philip Anza, told news­men in Makurdi that the state congress which was ear­lier sched­uled for Mon­day, was shifted to en­able party stal­warts con­sult widely.

Anza said: “The APC state congress has again been shifted from Mon­day to Wed­nes­day, April 30, 2014. This change in date is to al­low for wider con­sul­ta­tions by stake­hold­ers on the pend­ing is­sues aris­ing from the re­cently con­ducted lo­cal govern­ment con­gresses.”

Though he did not give fur­ther de­tails, Daily Trust, how­ever, learned that the party has been en­meshed in se­ries of cri­sis since its de­but in the state early last year, just as its s fac­tion­alised lead­ers have been at log­ger heads with one an­other.

The split in the party is also be­lieved to have been re­spon­si­ble for the cri­sis is which shrouded the con­gresses held in some of the lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas, last week.

Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that in Ushongo and Bu­ruku uku lo­cal gov­ern­ments as well as in the Benue South se­na­to­rial district, strict, sup­port­ers of the Se­nate nate Mi­nor­ity Leader, Ge­orge ge Akume, and that of the e for­mer ACN gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date in the state, Al­haji Us­man Abubakar, clashed.

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