Ekiti APC in fresh crisis ahead of congresses over consensus

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Guardianng July 23, 2021 4:03 a.m.

Ekiti APC in fresh crisis ahead of congresses  over consensus

He said that the fair composition of the congress committee and directive issued to the party to conduct free and credible congresses at its recent stakeholders’ meeting substantiated the fact that the party had been fair and just to all tendencies.

Flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) Ahead of next week’s congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti State chapter, disagreement on consensus arrangement is tearing the party apart.

He, therefore, said that the party hierarchy would need to be painstaking in the conduct of the coming congresses to forestall the palpable imposition and the plot to disenfranchise some members and as such plunge the party into avoidable electoral turmoil.

In a statement signed by the Ekiti State Chairman of SWAGA, Tony Adeniyi, he said the governor and his caucus in Ekiti State APC had solely imposed an electoral body, just as delegates had been handpicked for the congresses without the input of several party stakeholders.

Adeniyi, who commended the resolution of the national caretaker committee to ensure a swerve in the constituted State Congresses Electoral Committees, also advised that there should be a level playing ground for party members to carry out their aspirations without fear or favour.

“We appeal to him to come back to the party and make atonement like the Biblical prodigal son, rather than playing divisive politics that won’t take him anywhere.” To enable commenting and other interactive features, please switch to the more advanced.

The group said the consensus arrangement in Ekiti State would not work as a result of some unilateral decisions already being taken by the state government and its caucus, with grave democratic consequences to an all-embracing congress..

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