This is coming on the heels of allegations that the party’s Congress Screening Committee had screened and accredited some members vying for various positions and refusing to attend to others in the state, a claim the committee refuted..However, before the acclaimed genuine congress could hold at the Legbo Kutigi Conference Center Minna, the other members denied screening and accreditation conducted their election leading to the emergence of a new factional executives.
The parallel group held their election and winners were sworn in in a building on Bay Clinic Road in Tunga with over 1,500 APC faithful in attendance.It was gathered that the group was forced to jettison the Abdulsalami Youth Center, where it had earlier booked for the election because they were later denied access by the state government as the facility was sealed.
DAILY POST learnt that over 30 APC members, who were eyeing various posts in the state party congress, were denied screening by the Congress Committee in the state.The new factional Chairman, Honorable Nasiru Yusuf Ubandiya, in his acceptance speech, told his supporters that the election they held is legal as it was conducted in the presence of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representatives, Congress Committee from Abuja, security agencies, CSOs and other stakeholders.. headtopics.com
According to him, the election revealed that he polled the highest votes in the 1,467 votes cast and was returned elected as the democratically elected chairman of the All Progressives Congress.He urged all party stakeholders and members to give the new administration all the necessary support and cooperation, adding that they have forgiven all those that have wronged them and the party.
The fraction newly elected chairman said, “today’s historic victory is the beginning of a new era and leadership with focus, vision and agenda to build the party through inclusive member participation in the program of activities, policy and decision of the party especially, gender balancing in elective and appointive position and decision-making process in the party.
“I wish to state that my administration will operate open policy in the spirit of reconciliation, democracy and good governance.”Also, the factional Secretary, Hon. Noami Dauda, in her speech insisted that members of the group are the real elected Executives of the APC in Niger State.
“These are the authentic newly elected executives of the Niger state APC. We are the real Executives, we do not have any fraction. And we are here to serve the people of the state and move the party forward,” according to her.Similarly, the groups’ Niger South APC Chairman, Mohammed Mohammed Saba explained that all those who contested in the election had bought their forms at the APC National Secretariat. headtopics.com
” What we have done is for the success of the party. We have achieved it for the masses of Niger state. We call on everyone of our co-contenders to join hands with us in the interest of our party and the development of our state.Read more: Daily Post Nigeria »
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