Complaints committee on Zamfara APC congresses begins sitting

A suppoter tries to display All Progressives Congress (APC) party flag on a pole, during incumbent President Mohammadu Buhari's presidential campaign rally at the Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano, on January 31, 2019. - Buhari has flag off campaign in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria to seek re-election at the forthcoming February polls. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

The All Progressives Congress complaints committee on Zamfara local government congresses has started a five-day sitting to receive and resolve petitions.

The Secretary to the five-member committee, Usman Muhammed Eleju, revealed this to newsmen in Gusau, Zamfara State.

Eleju said the party’s national headquarters mandated it to receive and treat petitions arising from the congresses.

Two factions of the party led by Governor Bello Matawalle and Senator Kabiru Marafa conducted parallel congresses at ward and local government levels on November 13 and 20.

“The APC has an internal mechanism to resolve all kinds of differences among members of the party,” Eleju said.

He said the committee led by Hammah-Adama Kumo began sitting on November 22 in Gusau and would end the exercise on November 26 before departing the state on November 27.

Eleju said, however, that no complaints had been received as of Wednesday.

Meanwhile, another faction led by the former Governor Abdulaziz Yari boycotted the congresses because of a Federal High Court order restraining the APC in Zamfara State from any activity including the holding of congresses.

The court asked the different factions to maintain the status quo preceding the fractionalisation of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit before it.

It was fixed December 2 for ruling on the suit filed by 10 local government chairmen against the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee.

The APC has fixed its state congress to hold on November 27 in Gusau.

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