APC nullifies parallel congresses, says it only recognizes congresses conducted by legitimate committees


APC nullifies parallel congresses, says it  only recognizes congresses conducted by legitimate committees

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has nullified all parallel congresses held during last Saturday’s State Congresses, stressing that it would only recognize the elections conducted by duly inaugurated State Congress Committees of the party.

Periscope International recalls that the APC on Saturday conducted its State Congresses across the country ahead of its National Convention due to hold by the end of the year.

Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said parallel congresses were an aberration to the party, hence, the purported parallel Congresses held in some states were “futile activities.”

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Akpanudoedehe warned the perpetrators of parallel congresses that the APC leadership would “not hesitate to take adequate and lawful measures against any person or interest sabotaging the party’s collective interest and efforts to achieve peace and unity within its fold.”

While congratulating the party’s members on the successful conduct of the State Congresses across the country, he noted that the party had to focus on internal democracy and the charge by the leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, that the party be returned to the people.

“Card-carrying party members came out enmasse to elect executives who will take charge of APC affairs across the states for the next four years. However, our attention has been drawn to reports of so-called and purported parallel Congresses. The purported parallel Congresses are futile activities.

“It is very strange to the party. Our Constitution and the guidelines for the conduct of the State and other Congresses provide that only exercises conducted by duly-inaugurated State Congress Committees are recognised by the party,” Akpanudoedehe added.

According to the CECPC National Secretary, “where conflicts exist, adequate conflict resolution measures have been put in place to address such through the party’s Appeal Committees.”

He, therefore, urged aggrieved members to channel their grouses to the National Reconciliation Committee which was inaugurated and chaired by former Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Adamu, with the mandate to reconcile all differences that may arise from the State Congresses.

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