Division In Oyo APC As Factions Hold Parallel State Congresses

Venues of the parallel APC State Congress holding in Oyo State on Saturday, May 19. PIC 1: Adamasingba Sports Complex,

Venues of the parallel APC State Congress holding in Oyo State on Saturday, May 19. PIC 1: Adamasingba Sports Complex, Ibadan PIC 2: Obafemi Awolowo stadium, liberty road, Oke-Ado Ibadan.

 

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, has suffered a great split as the party is currently holding two separate state congresses in Ibadan, the state capital.

One of the factions is loyal to the state Governor Abiola  Ajimob while the second faction is known as “Unity Forum.”

The faction loyal to the state governor is holding it congress in Adamasingba Sports Complex in Ibadan.

The second faction, Unity Forum is holding its congress at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Liberty road, Oke-Ado, also in Ibadan the state capital.

Two groups had last week held two parallel local government congresses due to the lingering crisis that had rocked the party after its ward congresses were held.

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Despite Court Injunction, Faction Vows To Go Ahead With Imo APC Congress

Despite the court injunction issued by Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court in Owerri restraining the All Progressives

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Despite the court injunction issued by Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court in Owerri restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State from conducting the state congress, a faction of the party has insisted on conducting the congress today.

Chief Convener of the faction called Imo APC Restoration Coalition, T.O.E Ekechi in a statement made available to Channels Television claimed that there is no court order restraining them from holding the Congress in the state.

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“For the avoidance of doubt let me state unequivocally that there is no Court Order restraining APC from holding the State Congress on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

“Recall that the Ward and Local Government Congresses took place on the 5th and 14th of May 2018 respectively. The present document being paraded by some disgruntled members of the party is a notice of appearance which may have been served on the party. This notice is strictly on the Ward and Local Government Congresses already held and upheld,” the statement read in part.

Ekechi claims that this ‘Notice of Appearance’ has nothing to do with the state congress which is proceeding as planned and scheduled.

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Live Update: APC Holds Nationwide Congress

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) today holds state congress across the nation. The Congress is faced with controversies in

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) today holds state congress across the nation.

The Congress is faced with controversies in states like Imo, Rivers, Delta, and Oyo states.

The Congress in Delta and Rivers has been postponed till Monday, May 21, while a court order has been issued, stopping Imo APC ward, local state Congress from holding.

 

Imo State:

Less than 24 hours to the scheduled congress in Imo State, a Federal High Court in Owerri has issued a court injunction stopping anyone from participating in the state congress.

The court injunction signed by Justice Lewis Allagoa says all members of the party in Imo State including the state chairman, Hilary Eke, should restrain from organising any congress in the state pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for an interlocutory injunction.

However, there appears to be a crisis looming a faction of the party has vowed to go ahead with the congress.

Chief Convener of the faction called Imo APC Restoration Coalition, T.O.E Ekechi in a statement on Saturday claimed that there is no court order restraining them from holding the Congress in the state.

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s led faction had approached the court seeking to stop the conduct of the ward, LG congress or any other congress pending determination of the motion on notice for an interlocutory injunction.

 

Rivers State:

National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has on Friday announced the cancellation of the Rivers State Ward and Local Government Congresses.

The rescheduled ward and local government congresses set to hold on Saturday and Sunday.

According to the Spokesman of the Party in the State Chris Finebone, the decision was taken to avoid a collision course with the court, Following a Court Order Stopping the Congresses.

According to John Odigie-Oyegun, the party’s National Chairman and Muiz Banire, its National Legal Adviser, the decision was taken after due consideration with major stakeholders.

 

Kano State:

All is set for APC Congress in Kano State. It is expected that delegates from the 44 local government areas of the state will determine the leadership of the party.

The Congress is set to hold at the Sani Abacha indoor stadium.

 

Niger State:

10:45 am: In Niger State, all is set for the state congress. Accreditation is currently ongoing at three various locations.

The Congress was initially scheduled to commence by 10:00 am but accreditation did not commence until 10:45 am.

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