The Appeal Committee on Local Government Congress of All Progressives Congress (APC) from the national secretariat yesterday assured members of the party in Kwara State that no aggrieved member of the party would be shut out from the ruling party.
Thus, the appeal committee advised members with genuine petitions not to hesitate to present them for proper attention.
The Chairman of the committee, Hon. Taminu Adabson gave the assurance in Ilorin during the APC stakeholders’ committee meeting held at the Banquet Hall, Government House.
He said the committee was in the state to attend to all petitions that arose after the local government congress of the party held two weeks ago.
Adabson added that “the committee is in Ilorin to receive genuine petitions from the aggrieved members in order to enable the committee to address to them and take reports to the national secretariat of APC in Abuja for proper attention.
“We are one family and there is no way we cannot be having some issues bothering on this kind of congress and it behoves on us as one united family to find a way out to resolve the issues without taking it outside for adjudication.
“The members that feel otherwise with the last local government congress should not hesitate to come out with their petitions, duly addressed and signed for proper attention by the committee.
“The APC is a gender-sensitive party and it has resolved that those women that have petitions would be attended to by one of the committee members who is a woman while others would be attended to by men that are in the committee.
He noted further that, “the members that are not happy with the last local government congress should submit their petitions between yesterday and today at the state secretariat of APC which is the venue they will be using for the assignment.”
He, therefore, assured that all the petitions submitted to the committee would be treated with utmost good faith and without any bias.
Also speaking, the state chairman of APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari said that the appeal committee on local government congress was in the state to look into perceived discrepancies that might have happened during the congress two weeks ago in the state.
He, however, urged the members who are not satisfied with the outcome of the local government congress of the party to feel free to submit their petitions to the committee for proper attention.