Group calls on ICPC to act — APC ward congresses

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He said that all necessary arrangements have been concluded for the successful conduct of the exercise across the state.

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"Our members had by the provision of the guidelines and the APC Constitution paid the required fees for the nomination forms into the APC accounts and collected tellers for the 9,453 positions to be contested in 255 Wards across the 23 LGs involving 37 different positions in each of the Wards across the State".

An instance is that of Edo State, the APC Nationanl Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun's state, where the congress was held across the 192 wards but he did not take part in the exercise at his ward 2 in the Oredo Local Government Area where he registered.

Governor Rochas Okorocha has ordered arrest and arraignment of members of All Progressives Congress, APC sent to conduct last Saturday's congresses in Imo State, Daily Trust reports.

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"On the conduct of the congress, I am delightful over the exercise because we have seen fairness and equity in the conduct, " Dawuda said.

"They would just be elected so that they would be the ones to elect leaders during the local government congresses".

Halilu-Ahmed, who had insisted that an elective ward congress must hold as stipulated in the party's constitution, shifted the congress after consulting with stakeholders.

He, however, said that they would lodge a formal complaint to the APC Congress Committee, the party's National Working Committee and other relevant organs of the party.

The governor said party members and other notable personalities across the 255 wards in the state have worked together to deliver a very satisfactory outcome. He therefore appealed to all disgruntled members to join hands in ensuring that the APC provides better and quality governance to the people of Lagos and Nigerians in general.The party's spokesman also described Oki as a bad loser, who was trying to shift the goal post after realizing he lost and may not likely return as the party's vice chairman representing Lagos central.

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