JUST IN : APC NWC orders fresh state Congress in Cross River

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC has nullified the state congress earlier conducted in Cross River State.

It said the congress held in the state failed to conform to the provisions of the party’s constitution and guidelines for the conduct of the exercise.

The NWC, however, upheld the conduct of the ward and Local Government Area congresses in the state which was observed by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

This was contained in a resolution signed by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, shortly after a meeting of the NWC on Wednesday.

The resolution partly read,  “The National Working Committee at its meeting of 1st August, 2018, has reviewed the conduct of the congresses in Cross River State.

“Consequently, the National Working Committee has approved and upheld the conduct of the ward and Local Government Area Congresses as observed by INEC.

“However, the National Working Committee has found that the conduct of the state congress was not in conformity with the party’s constitution and guidelines. Accordingly, the National Working Committee has voided the state congress earlier conducted and has ordered for the conduct of fresh state congress in Cross River State immediately.”

In another development, the party’s NWC also announced the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity Secretary of the party.

His appointment came hours after the resignation of Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi from the position.

Nabena’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by the National Secretary of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, it was addressed to Nabena.

The letter said “I write to convey the resolution of the National Working Committee reached at its 34th Regular Meeting of 1st August, 2018, mandating you to resume duty as the Acting National Publicity Secretary with immediate effect.

“This development is a sequel to the resignation from the party by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi as the National Publicity Secretary.

Credit : Punch
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