- It seems that the warning of Festus Keyamo concerning imminent violence in Delta APC registration has been taking seriously
- The party's national leadership on Thursday, February 11, suspended the exercise in the state
- The decision was disclosed in a statement by the state's chapter of the party
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Just one day after the Festus Keyamo expressed fear of imminent violence in the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s membership revalidation exercise in Delta, the ruling party's leadership has suspended the process in the state.
The decision of the national caretaker committee of the APC was made known to its chapter in Delta through a statement by the spokesman, Sylvester Imonina, on Thursday, February 11, Premium Times reports.
Imonina revealed that the national leadership of the party reached the resolve after receiving complaints from some party members on how the exercise is to be conducted.
Part of the statement read:
“The Delta APC chapter hereby formally announce to teeming party faithful that following pockets of complaints, the national caretaker committee of the party has deemed it necessary to suspend membership registration/revalidation exercise in the state.
“Though, the party is aware that members of the public and party faithful were in a high spirit and were looking forward to taking APC to a higher level by mobilising all and sundry who believe in the party for the exercise.
“Unfortunately, the expectation of party faithful had been put on hold for no fault of theirs. In fact, the suspension of the exercise came when it was least expected."
Earlier, Keyamo had expressed fears that the APC membership revalidation exercise in Delta state would 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 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.
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