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In line with court ruling, APC postpones planned congresses in Rivers


Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its planned ward, local government and state congresses scheduled for Tuesday, September 17 in the state.

This is in compliance with a court order barring it for proceeding with the congresses pending the hearing and determination of a suit filed by Ibrahim Umah and 22 other Rivers APC members loyal to Sen. Magnus Abe’s faction.

Chairman of the 5-man Interim Committee of the party in the state, Isaac Ogbogbula told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Monday that the APC National Working Committee has directed that the congresses be put on hold.

Ogbogbula said though the APC now has a face in Rivers State, it behooves on the NWC to spearhead reconciliatory moves to mend fences with aggrieved members of the party.

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“The National Working Committee has said that the congresses be put on hold on the basis that it has been served with an order from the court.

“The NWC is handling the issue of reconciliation and we believe that they will achieve results. That is why they have said there is no faction of the party in the state. Apparently, we still have some angry member but all the issues will be resolved.

“The most important thing is that the APC is alive in Rivers state and I want to assure our members that when the issues are resolved we will proceed with our congresses,” he said.

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