- Some women of the APC in Imo have protested against the manner in which the recent congresses in the state were conducted
- About 27 of the protesting women wrote a communique expressing their grievances over the polls and their regret of the circumstances surrounding them
- In agreement to this, the leadership of the party has ordered that the congress will be repeated
A massive number of protesting women of the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, May 18, protested against the party's polls held in the state.
The protesters converged at the Imo government House, and also marched to the police headquarters, saying they were demanding for a new date to be fixed for the congress, and prosecution of those were involved in the alleged irregularities in the congresses, Vanguard reports.
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In a decisive and strong statement signed by 27 APC women leaders, led by Ugochi Nnanna Okoro, said: “We condemn in its entirely the actions of some fraudsters whose actions/inactions truncated the ward congresses scheduled for 5th May, 2018 and subsequent congresses.
“We condemn and do not accept the hijacking of electoral sensitive materials meant for the ward congresses. We demand for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Chief Inibehe Okori, Osita Izunaso, Ifeanyi Araraume, Theodore Ekechi, Kelechi Nwagwu, for bolting away with electoral materials they received for the ward congresses.
“Imo women henceforth will not tolerate snatching, hiding of electoral materials, or violence within subsequent elections. We demand a new date for a new congress which should be free and fair. We are ready to go to the field with anybody in test of popularity.
"We affirm our loyalty to the party and observance of the rule of law as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” But According to Eke, “The APC state Congress will hold on Saturday, no going back.
Concurring to this, the leadership of the party has ordered that the congress will be repeated. Asked about the venue for the congress, since the party was burnt he said: “There will be stakeholders meeting and in that meeting the stakeholders will decide the venue.
"I am not the congress chairman to decide where the congress will take place. So, the stakeholders will come together and the decision will be taken. It is not the state chairman that will say where the congress will hold.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that there was confusion brewing as lawmakers of the APC in Imo state, rejected the scheduled local government congress slated for Monday, May 14.
Legit.ng gathered that the confusion started with the rejection of the planned congress by state lawmakers of the APC extraction led by speaker of the House of Assembly, Acho Ihim.
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