Ekiti APC Congress: Buhari’s aide, APC bicker over’ hijacking’ of materials
Mr Ojudu alleged that only party members 'loyal to the governor' had unfettered access to the forms to contest for positions in the ward congress.
“Governors had come to Abuja to demand for the form but the committee managing the party said no.“They invited all chairmen of the state branches and briefed them on the need to allow all members interested in contesting access to the form.”He said the committee had handed the forms to the party secretariat on arrival in the state on Friday, thus giving the party leadership the power to ‘disenfranchise’ interested aspirants.
“If the forms were meant for the state chairmen it would have been handed over to them last week when they were invited to Abuja,” Mr Ojudu said.“Hundreds of members have paid to the account of the party and now they are being denied access to the form by the Tokan Tokan faction of the party in the state.”
He said that any attempt to endorse consensus arrangement for the congress would be resisted by leaders, adding that the system, if used, would spell doom for the party ahead of the 2022 governorship election.DenialHowever, in his reaction, the Publicity Secretary of the party, Ade Ajayi, denied all the allegations raised by the presidential aide, describing it as “frivolous and flimsy.” headtopics.com
ALSO READ:Mr Ajayi maintained that those raising the alarm over next Saturday’s congress were “strangers who have no idea of the workings within the party.”He assured members that everyone would be given a level playing ground.ADVERTISEMENTHe further said the congress committee set up by the state was “working round and meeting stakeholders within the party towards ensuring a free, fair, and transparent congress that would usher in new leaders at the ward level.”
DivisionsThe APC in Ekiti State is divided into two camps, a situation that is believed to have developed because of the perceived 2023 presidential ambitions of the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and Mr Fayemi.The group loyal to Mr Tinubu comes under the umbrella of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) led by Dayo Adeyeye, who is the campaign lead for Mr Tinubu’s ‘candidacy’ for 2023.
This movement has been resisted by the party’s leadership in the state, and it had made moves to sanction and suspend promoters of the group in the state. Read more: Premium Times »
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