APC Suspends State Congresses in Oyo over Irregularities


By Adedayo Akinwale

Following the alleged forging of documents meant for the conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congresses and other irregularities, the national leadership of the party has announced the suspension of the ongoing exercise in the state.

The National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, saying the Chairman and the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, gave the order.

The ruling party insisted that it would not tolerate any act of indiscipline and fraudulent manipulation of process of any kind.

Akpanudoedehe said the suspension became necessary to ensure credibility of the process leading to the emergence of new leaders in Oyo State.

He said: “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 party reassured its teeming members of a level playing field and justice at all times.