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Ebonyi APC ward congress postponed

10 April 2014, 19:22

Abakaliki - The All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress in Ebonyi has again been postponed due to the late arrival of electoral materials.

The congress was earlier scheduled for April 5 but was postponed to Wednesday due to late arrival of the party’s National Congress Committee dispatched to the state.

Adeola Ndu, the Chairperson of the Congress Committee, declined comments on the postponement but the party’s interim chairman in the state, Emerike Orji, said that the exercise would hold on Thursday.

"The electoral materials arrived late while some did not even arrive at all; which affected the conduct of the exercise.

"The distance between Abakaliki and some local government areas in the state are more than three hours drive by road.

"There is no way the materials would arrive in the various local government areas on time for the elections to be conducted.

"The stakeholders then agreed with the congress committee members to postpone the exercise in order to accommodate varying interests and ensure a transparent exercise," Orji said.

Jane Oketa, a member of the party in the state, expressed concern with the incessant postponement of the exercise.

She urged the members of the national congress committee to save the party faithful undue stress by conducting the congress.

 - NAN

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