PDP chides APC over bloody congresses


"Chief Odigie-Oyegun has more pressing issues begging his attention than the ward congress", Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, told Punch.

He advised electorate to ensure that they elect credible candidates in 2019 that will project the image of the party in particular and the society at large.

While describing the Saturday nationwide congresses as peaceful, APC also commended its who served in the congress committees for their dedication and impartiality.

He disclosed that in one of the wards, materials for the congress were stolen, but that it did not deter them from conducting the congress.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the exercise was progressing under a peaceful atmosphere across the state.

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Ojezua said the party did not adopt the popular consensus style because it would have brought about acrimony and crisis in the party, "but the method the party adopted showed the collective wishes of members". So, the reason from what I understand that cause us to experience the delay in the startup of the elections.

"I have seen the good governance in action under SIA because he has without any sense of doubt done so much to affect the lives of people of the state".

A chairmanship candidate in the area, Mr. Jeremiah Oghoveta, is said to have been murdered by unknown gunmen.

Also both factions have been in court since 2014 over the leadership of the party. "APC as you, is coalition party where several interests are protected, this is why you find that the hitches are very minimal".

While affirming that the Saturdays Congress was largely a success in the state, Chief Emerhor said the delay in the arrival of materials, aspirants' late payment and obtainment of nomination forms, as well as hitches as regards getting the people to conduct the election affected the exercise, although sparingly.