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Oyo APC holds state Congress Wednesday

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)

Sequel to the postponement of the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state last weekend, the panel appointed for the screening of aspirants for the State Executive Committee of the party has announced today’s 12 noon for the beginning of its assignment and it ends tomorrow.

The panel is headed by Engr. Idris Adeoye and six other eminent party faithful had commenced screening of party members who had obtained nomination forms to enable them to vie for each of the 36 positions at the State Congress earlier scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021, but it could not conclude the exercise due to the postponement of the Congress by the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

In a statement issued and made available to journalists in Ibadan on Monday by its Secretary, Hon. Afeez Bolaji Repete, the Committee regretted that it had to suspend the screening exercise abruptly after attending to most of the aspirants from three out of the seven zones in the state following the announcement of the State Congress by the national secretariat of the party.

According to the statement, “After a thorough review of the situation, our Committee has resolved to resume work this Monday at the Oke-Ado Secretariat of our Party. Therefore, all remaining aspirants who had obtained the nomination forms and are willing to participate in the election exercise should endeavour to appear before the panel on the said date at 12 noon for their own turn of the mandatory screening.

“Furthermore, aspirants are expected to come along with party membership registration slip, permanent voter card (PVC) and fully filled Nomination Form. Individual aspirants are enjoined not to bring along any other person or persons as there would be strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.”

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