A group under the aegis of Concerned Youths Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has rejected the composition of the registration committee.
The seven-man committee is headed by Senator John Danboyi.
The group’s spokesman, John Adegboye, who spoke at a press conference in Ilorin, said the committee members left no one in doubt about their bias in the conduct of the exercise.
He accused the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello and his Yobe State counterpart, Mai Mala Buni, of promoting the crisis in the state chapter of APC.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, and other critical stakeholders to intervene and resolve the crisis in the state chapter of the party.
Adegboye said: “If urgent action is not taken to arrest the situation in Kwara State, the consequences will be better imagined than experienced.
“We reject the Senator John Danboyi-led seven-man APC membership registration team to Kwara State.
“Our request is clear, we ask for a reconstitution of the APC membership registration committee for Kwara State.
“The new committee should be one that is not only truly independent but will be fair and just to all interests in the party without fear or favour.
“This is our minimum irreducible demand. This is the only path to peace. So, it is either this or nothing.”
At least 10 persons were reportedly injured on Wednesday when rival groups clashed during an APC stakeholders’ meeting in Ilorin, the state capital.
The meeting was convened by party’s leaders in the state to sensitise the members on the registration exercise.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...