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R-APC Chairman Asks INEC To Declare APC Ex-Co Invalid


Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to render invalid the recently inaugurated National executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At the National Convention held on June 23, Adams Oshiomole was elected as the chairman alongside other party officials.

In a letter addressed to INEC on Wednesday, Galadima said that the recently held national convention was a flawed and undemocratic convention, saying that the Congresses were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations.

He wrote in part:

“The Convention held on 23rd June, 2018 which purportedly produced the National Officers of the APC was not conducted in a democratic manner as required by Article 20(1) of the APC Constitution, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act.

“All attempts to activate the appeal processes and internal mechanisms of seeking redress as a senior member of the APC was frustrated by the party.

“We respectfully, therefore, request INEC to intervene, following precedents established over the years, to declare invalid and unlawful and not to accord any form of recognition to officers purportedly elected at the APC Convention of June 23, 2018.

“These Congresses leading up to the National Convention of the party were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations to the extent that in at least 22 States, parallel Congresses were held and different set of delegates and officers emerged.

Some of the States includes: Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Cross-River, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara.”

He stressed that, “as a foundation member of the APC, a member of its Board of Trustees, National Caucus and an automatic delegate at its National Convention,” he has enough information at his disposal to support his allegation.

He further stressed that in the course of the Convention proceedings, many other persons withdrew from the contest which affected the position of the National Secretary and others, as follows:

National Chairman – Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

National Welfare Secretary – Alhaji Ibrahim Masari.

National Financial Secretary – Alhaji Tunde Bello.

National Physically Challenged – by Misbahu L. Didi.

Zonal Secretary North-Central – Dr. Zakari Muhammed.

Zonal Organising Secretary North-Central – Ibrahim M. Abdul.

Zonal Women Leader North-Central – Hajia Hassana Abdullahi.

Ex-Officio North-Central – Nelson Abba.

Zonal Secretary North-East – Abubakar Sadiq Ajia

Ex-Officio North-East – Mallam Isah Azare.

Zonal Secretary North-West – Tukur A. Gusau.

Zonal Organizing Secretary North-West – Abdulmunab Muhammad.

Ex-Officio, North-West – Nasiru Haladu Danu.

Zonal Woman Leader South-South – Mrs. Rachael Akpabio.

Ex-Officio, South-South – Kotenten Ibadan.

Zonal Secretary South-West – Ayo Afolabi.

Zonal Women Leader South-West – Mrs. Kemi Nelson.

Ex-Officio South-West – Omoloye O. Akintola.

Galadima, it could be recalled, earlier this month led some aggrieved members of the APC to form the R-APC.

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