State Congress: APC Congratulates Party Members On Outcome, Describes Parallel as “”Naming Ceremony”
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated members across the Country on the successful conduct of the Party’s State Congresses.
The party held the State Congress Nationwide last Saturday 16th October.
The APC in a statement signed by National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC),Sen.John James Akpanudoedehe stated that the ruling party under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari strictly adhered to internal democracy with determination that the party be returned to the people ,”card-carrying party members came out enmasse to elect executives who will take charge of APC affairs accross the states for the next four years.
“However, our attention has been drawn to reports of so called and purported “parallel” Congresses. To borrow the phrase of one of our esteemed governors, such “parallel” Congresses are mere naming ceremonies.
“The purported “parallel” Congresses are futile activities and very strange to the party, our Constitution and the guidelines for the conduct of the State and other Congresses.
“Only exercises conducted by duly inaugurated State Congress Committees are recognised by the Party. The APC leadership will not hesitate to take adequate and lawful measures against any person or interest sabotaging the collective Party’s interest and efforts to achieve peace and unity in our great party.
“Where contestations exist, adequate conflict resolution measures have been put in place to address them. The party has Appeal committees for every Congress”
The APC added that “the Party has inaugurated the National Reconciliation Committee under the chairmanship of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, former Governor of Nasarawa state to reconcile all differences among stakeholders and party members”