Boycott, Protests, Calls For Cancellation trails APC Ward Congresses in Rivers, Zamfara others.
Written by crest887fm on July 31, 2021
The faction of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress loyal to Senator Magnus Abe has announced a boycott of the party’s ward congresses beginning today.
Members of the faction accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of masterminding the exclusion of their supporters from participating in the exercise.
In response, the state APC spokesman, Ogbonna Nwuke, dismissed the allegations.
In Osun, some party members staged a peaceful protest against alleged refusal of the congress committee overseeing the exercise to hold a meeting with all stakeholders.
There was also confusion on Friday among members of the Ogun and Kwara State chapters of the party as factional leaders prepared to hold the congresses independent of one another.
According to the statement, the exercise will commence at 9 am on Saturday with the accreditation of party members at designated points in each of the 236 wards of the state.
Earlier, the party’s National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, warned members against flouting its rules.