Abia APC stakeholders hail peaceful conduct of exercise — APC ward congresses

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He also alleged that instead of the LOC to allow the original results sheets and election materials be used for the exercise, it rather sent photocopies of result sheets to the wards while it withheld the original result sheets, which it meant to write the names of anointed but unpopular candidates that would be submitted to the State Congress Committee.

The senator made this known while reacting to the recently concluded APC ward congresses in the state.

Chairman of the committee set up by the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to supervise ward congress in Oyo State, Alhaji Musa Halilu-Ahmed, yesterday, confirmed that lives of the committee members were threatened during the exercise.

"We are 100 per cent ready, everything has been put on place".

The stakeholders, who were mainly Senator Magnus Abe's supporters, also insisted that there was no ward congress in the state on Saturday, alleging that they were harassed by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

"All the other necessary things are ready".

He said the committee which is headed by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has advised the National Executive Committee (NEC) on critical issues that will navigate the party out of trouble after the party's convention.

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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.

In ward 13, Otuabula 1 and 2 in Ogbia, the congress officials and delegates were also early.

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

The people that suppose to conduct the congress in Imo were moved to Anambra and the Anambra people moved to Imo.

Hunkuyi, however, urged the Oyegun-led executive to urgently declare the congress a nullity and order for fresh, transparent and democratic process.

Abudulahi, therefore, called on all party members across the federation to remain law abiding.

Okorocha's reaction came despite the position of the state chairman of the party, Dr Hilary Eke and the state organising secretary, Dr Clement Chijioke Anozie, both of who rated the exercise as successful in all the 305 wards in the 27 LGAs of the state.