- There are fears that the APC registration exercise may not end well in Delta state
- These concerns were raised by Festus Keyamo on Wednesday, February 10
- The minister of state for labour and employment said he suspects that some coordinators of the exercise plan to employ preferential treatment
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The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has expressed fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership revalidation exercise in Delta state will lead to a deep crisis if not conducted properly.
Keyamo who raised this concern on Wednesday, February 10, noted that if discrimination and undue preferential treatment characterised the exercise, the whole affair may lead to chaos in the state, The Nation reports.
The minister, therefore, called the attention of principal party members at the national level to take note.
Those he called on are the national chairman of APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, the deputy president of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, chairman of the registration exercise in Delta, Austin Wilson Anyaegbu, and others
In a letter to the coordinators of the registration process, Keyamo wrote:
“As you are set to distribute your materials to the LGA coordinators on Wednesday, you must bear in mind the need to balance all the delicate interests within the APC in Delta state in such a way that you don’t put the entire materials meant for any LGA in the hands of two coordinators solely nominated by a particular political leader in the state, including myself."
Keyamo is of the opinion that doing this will be unfair, unjust and unacceptable. According to him, this will be a recipe for chaos in the state.
The minister warned that the situation may even get worse as the APC in the state, so far, does not have a figurehead who can command loyalty and strict compliance among members.
Meanwhile, Adams Oshiomhole had opposed the ongoing nationwide APC membership revalidation exercise.
The former APC national chairman said that idea of the process was totally against the constitution of the ruling party.
Oshiomhole said the party was ruled by the constitution, not by the opinions of a collection of chieftains, adding that the re-registration was strange to the culture of the APC.