APC Inaugurates Congresses Committees, Appeal Panels

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated five-member committees to conduct state congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday, The Nation report.

Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses.

Some state congress chairmen are H.E. Pius Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau (Taraba); Prince Austin Eweka (Kano); Senator Domingo Obende (Niger); Senator Jonathan Zwingina (Abia); Senator Olugbenga Obadara (Delta); Senator Uche Ekwunife (Lagos); Mathew Omegara (Ondo); H.E. Peter Obadan (Ogun); H.E. Abdullahi Gwarzo (Oyo) among others.

The appeal committees have among others H.E. Chris Akoma as chairman of Ebonyi State; Gbenga Elegbeleye (Rivers); Bashir Lado (Ogun); S. Abubakar Maikudi (Bauchi); Ambassador Jerry Ugog (Kano); and Kogolo Peter (Imo).

APC National Organising Secretary Senator Osita Izunaso, who inaugurated the committees on behalf of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, told the committees members the congresses must be conducted in strict conformity with the official APC Guidelines for State Congresses.

Izunaso said the committees were expected to hold meetings with stakeholders in the respective states on Friday before Saturday’s nationwide congresses to elect state executive committee, which include the official 17-member State Working Committees.

The organising secretary urged the committees to ensure a free, fair, democratic and transparent process. He also warned against unilateral postponement of state congresses without approval by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

 “Don’t deny anybody who has a payment teller a form. It is undemocratic… You don’t have the power to postpone the election. If you go to a state and you find out that it is impossible to conduct the election, you inform the NWC for approval. The National Convention is close by. We want to conclude these processes as quickly as possible” said Izunaso.

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