Delta Elects Cyril Ogodo APC Chairman After Parallel Congress

  A former deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State Cyril Ogodo, has been elected as

 

A former deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State Cyril Ogodo, has been elected as the new state chairman.

Ogodo, who hails from Sapele in Delta Central Senatorial District won the election with 731 votes defeating his close rival, Fred Obe who had 99 votes.

The election was held with over one thousand delegates from the 25 local government areas of the state in attendance.

Also, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were present at the event. Also, the affirmation exercise was conducted by the Eugine Udoh-led state Congress committee.

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Ogode in his address appreciated Obe for accepting the results of the election.

Party Chieftain Ortega Emerhor who was also present noted that members who conducted a parallel congress led by the Senator Ovie Omo Agege/Ogboru faction on Saturday will be reconciled.

“This is the proper Congress. Any Congress conducted without the valid list of delegates, without the designated working committee, officials of INEC cannot be adjudged as proper.

Now that we are through with the election of new executives for the party, we will reach out to them to reconcile them into the unity train because if we don’t reconcile, it will be difficult to unseat the PDP in Delta State,” he said.

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APC State Congress: Ganduje Calls For Unity

Kano State Governor Abdullahi-Ganduje   Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has called on aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress

Ganduje Speaks About Rift With Kwankwaso
Kano State Governor Abdullahi-Ganduje

 

Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has called on aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to shelve their differences.

The governor urged the Kwankwasiyya Faction to join the leadership of the new Party Chairman Abdullahi Abbas and other newly elected members of the party for the development of the state.

In a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information Muhammad Garba, Ganduje said the successful party congress held on Saturday is a clear testimony that the APC is a party not union.

“It is my pleasure to announce to all Kwankwasiyya faction that Abdullahi Abbas has won the state party congress with 2,982 votes while Ibrahim Zakari Sarina emerged as the new party secretary with 2,817 votes. Habibba ‘Yar’dada became woman leader with 2,876 votes,” he said.

Ganduje welcomed those who returned to the new leadership fold. He added that was ready to accept other members from Kwankwasiyya faction.

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“We all belong to the same state and the same country, that we are all proud of. They should come to us so that we forge ahead collectively for nation-building.”

The governor further assured that no member of the party would be discriminated against under the new leadership of the APC in the state.

He stressed that with this newly inaugurated leadership in place, there will be no imposition of candidates.

Governor Ganduje had earlier sued for peace after he intervened in the crisis affecting the state House of Assembly. This was after heavily armed policemen sealed the complex of the Assembly on Monday, May 14.

He held a reconciliation meeting with the feuding factions on Tuesday at the Government House.

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Abdullahi Says APC Won’t Recognise Parallel Congresses

Mr Bolaji Abdullahi   The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not accord recognition to any parallel state congress organised by

Abdullahi Says APC Won't Recognise Parallel Congresses
Mr Bolaji Abdullahi

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not accord recognition to any parallel state congress organised by any factional group of the party in the country.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in north-central Nigeria.

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He noted that the National Working Committee of the party would only acknowledge the congresses conducted by the committees set up by the national leadership of the party.

While the election has been peaceful in some states, parallel exercises took place in states like Lagos, Kwara, Oyo, and Niger.

APC Holds State Congress Nationwide

Reacting to the development, Abdullahi said, “I have only one message; you may have heard that some people are gathered somewhere, saying that they are organising another congress.

“I was to reaffirm that the only congress that is recognised by our party, is the congress organised by the committee that the party has sent; any other congress is an exercise in futility,” he added.

The APC spokesman was addressing party faithful at the state congress held at the Banquet Hall opposite the Government House in Ilorin.

He, however, commended members of the party for conducting themselves in an orderly manner to ensure a successful and rancour-free congress.

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