Politics

Oyo: APC suspends state congress over irregularities

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 national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo State due to the “forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities”.

Governor of Yobe State and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, gave the order.

In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary, Sen John James Akpanudoedehe, Saturday morning, said the suspension became necessary to ensure credibility of the process leading to the emergence of new leaders in Oyo State.

The statement affirmed that APC, under governor Mai Mala Buni, would not tolerate acts of indiscipline and fraudulent manipulation of processes of any kind.

“It has become necessary to suspend the ongoing State Congress exercise in Oyo State due to information regarding the forging of documents meant to conduct this exercise.

“The national chairman has however ordered the Oyo State Congress Committee to return to the National Secretariat for further briefing,” the statement said.

The APC also assured members of the party of a level playing ground and justice at all times.

APC is carrying out its State Congresses all over the country today, Saturday 16 October 2021.

Get more stories like this on Twitter and Telegram

Recommended Stories