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APC CONGRESSES: Chairmanship aspirant killed in Delta, option A4 used in RIvers



APC CONGRESSES: Chairmanship aspirant killed in Delta, option A4 used in RIvers

Emerging reports from Delta State has it that the All Progressives Congress (APC) congress in Ward 10 (Jeremi III) in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State has turned bloody.

A chairmanship candidate in the area, Mr. Jeremiah Oghoveta, is said to have been murdered by unknown gunmen.

Details of how the chairmanship candidate was murdered are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report but he was said to have died following gun shot injuries.

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Police are yet to confirm the report.

Also I’m Delta State, the State Party Chairman, Prophet Jones Erue has been accused of hijacking Congress materials in connivance with some leaders of the party in the State, denying a faction led by Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor access to the materials.

Events in some states of the federation as at Friday gave indications that the APC congress holding nationwide this Saturday may be bloody in some areas.

Meanwhile, in Zamfara State, fierce looking police, army and civil defense personnel blocked all exits out of Gusau, the state capital, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded.

The security personnels denied passage through Zamfara due to the conduct of the APC) ward congresses in the state.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Mohammed Shehu, said the restriction of movement was to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.

In Rivers State where there had been apprehension over materials for the exercise, the election of the ward officials of the party was conducted through option A4.

According to Chairman of the party in the state, Chief Davies Ikanya, the exercise had nothing to do with distribution of materials.

“The only material the officials are with, is the result sheet. Members are expected to go to their various Wards and queue behind their choice aspirants.

“So, the tension created based on eagerness to monitor the distribution of materials was totally unnecessary, and this happened because they are uninformed,” Ikanya said.

In Edo the APC described the event across the state as “participatory democracy at play”.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Anselm Ojezua, said members of the party through the casting of their votes were allowed freedom and right to take decision.

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.”


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