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APC summons stakeholders over Ondo chapter crisis

18 August 2016, 15:52

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned all actors involved in the crisis in its Ondo State chapter to Abuja for the resolution of the impasse.

The Deputy National Secretary of the party, Oji Ngofa, made this known on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on outcome of the party’s weekly National Working Committee meeting at its Secretariat in Abuja.

Ngofa said the decision to invite key players of the party in the state, including the chairman, secretary and aspirants, was to build confidence in the process.

It would be recalled that the state Chairman, Isaac Kekemeke, was accused by members in the state of compromising his position and conniving with a National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to impose a candidate on them for the upcoming governorship election in the state.

This led to the removal of Kekemeke and his replacement with Saka Ogunleye.

Ngofa said: “We have taken a decision to invite all the aspirants, the state chairman and the state secretary to a meeting here on Saturday at 12 noon.

“At that meeting, we will ensure that everybody is on the same page.

“What our party Constitution says on primaries, we’ll get the confidence of everybody.

“There’s no need for crisis in Ondo State

“As a party, we are committed to transparent, credible primaries.

“We have a reputation for that and we will continue to do that.”

Ngofa urged the party supporters in the state to remain steadfast and retain confidence in it.

He said: “From what we have seen and read in the newspapers, they seem to think that the state is responsible for primaries, but it is not.

“We at the national level are responsible for the primaries and we will go according to the constitution of our party.

“As far as we are concerned, we are not aware of any chairman that is sacked and all that.

“What we are aware of is just a misunderstanding of the processes and that is why we are inviting them hereon Saturday to ensure that everybody is on the same page.

“We understand that when you’re going for primaries people want to know who the real delegates are.

“We’ll make all that clear and that will be according to our constitution.

“We have read that the state chairman has been accused of altering the delegates list.

“Nobody has such power.

“We have our delegates list and we’ll make that very clear and available to the aspirants.

“We are not aware of any such endorsements.”




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