- Allegations have continued to trail the All Progressives Congress ward congress conducted in various parts of the country
- This time the Gwer-East chapter in Benue state claims that fake returns were submitted even when the ward congress did not take place
- Members who are crying foul alleged that no congresses were held in 12 of the 14 council wards in the area
Gwer-East, Benue - The All Progressives Congress (APC) Gwer-East of Benue state stated that no ward congresses were held in the local government area.
In a petition signed by the stakeholders of the party in the local government, it was alleged that false returns were made even when the congress did not hold
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The petition addressed to the chairman revealed that the congress was not conducted in 12 of the 14 council wards of the local government.
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It was gathered that false returns were made alleging that certain individuals had been elected into the executive councils of the party at that level of the party hierarchy.
James Orgunga, the state caretaker publicity secretary in reaction to the petition, acknowledged the receipt of the suit from the local government, adding that more local government areas have also petitioned the panel.
Ward congress: Aggrieved members drag APC to court, seek nullification
The aggrieved members filed a suit at a Federal High Court, sitting in Akure, seeking nullification of the exercise conducted on July 31, in the local government.
Though the ruling party described the congress as free and fair across the 203 wards in the state, members in Ifedore, however, cried foul over the exercise, hence the lawsuit.
Group commends Imo APC and Governor Uzodimma for peaceful ward congresses
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Tuesday, August 3, the convener of the group, Comrade Chinyeaka Ndukwu expressed delight about the impressive turnout of party members to democratically elect their prefered officials.
According to the group, it was a clear affirmation of the acceptance level of the unique leadership style of the party leader and executive governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodimma.