Stakeholders deplore process in Gombe — APC Ward Congresses

Governor Nyesom Wike

Also, President Muhammadu Buhari joined other members of the APC in Katsina State to participate in the ward congress.

Ojezua said the party did not adopt the popular consensus style because it would have brought about acrimony and crisis in the party, "but the method the party adopted showed the collective wishes of members". No good father will stand aloof while his children are at loggerheads.

NAN reports that suspected hoodlums had invaded the stakeholders' meeting holding at the secretariat, forcing the Halilu-Ahmed-led committee to shift the exercise to Sunday. APC is one large family. The death of one man diminishes us and the sudden cutting down of Mr. Oghoveta, a promising young Deltan with a bright political future and ready to serve his people and his State, in the prime of his life, diminishes us further and unveils to us once more, how fragile and temporal our existence truly is.

"I will continue to sue for peace among our leaders and followers because that is the cardinal programme and achievement of our administration".

Emerhor added that; "I voted at the party secretariat in my Ward, at Evwreni, Ughelli North and it was very peaceful and orderly".

He said, "We can not allow ourselves to be in rancour and have problems after the congresses, we hope that the results of the congresses will go smoothly with all of us" adding that all the aspirants have reached a united stance for the sake of the success of the party in the state.

In a statement, the Party Secretary, Hon.

The incident was said to have occurred prior to the commencement of the APC congress to elect an executive committee for the party at the ward level.

"Our congresses went on smoothly without any hitch in all the wards across the state".

"The reasons can be verified by the security agencies as well as Independent National Electoral Commission officials present at the wards across the election centres".

This was however not able to stop members of the party engaging in violent protest. "They merely want to smear our names", he said.

The state party chairman, Chief Davies Ikanya, refuted his deputy's claim and insisted that the process was going on as planned but only being delayed by late arrival of party supervisors from the national office.

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