Don’t Recognize Oshiomole-Led National Exco,R-APC Tells INEC

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The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking invalidation of the Adams Oshiomole-led National executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Galadima in the letter described the recently held national convention of tge APC which saw the emergence of Oshiomole as the National Chairman, as a ‘very flawed and undemocratic convention.’
The former APC-chieftain, who was one of the delegates at the national convention and has led some aggrieved members of the APC to form a splinter group, told INEC that the Congresses were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations.
“The Convention held on 23rd June, 2018 which purportedly produced the National Officers of the APC was not conducted in a democratic manner as required by Article 20(1) of the APC Constitution, the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act,” he wrote.
“All attempts to activate the appeal processes and internal mechanisms of seeking redress as a senior member of the APC was frustrated by the party.
“We respectfully, therefore, request INEC to intervene, following precedents established over the years, to declare invalid and unlawful and not to accord any form of recognition to officers purportedly elected at the APC Convention of June 23, 2018.
“These Congresses leading up to the National Convention of the party were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations to the extent that in at least 22 States, parallel Congresses were held and different set of delegates and officers emerged. Some of the States includes: Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Cross-River, Delta, Enugu, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ondo, Oyo, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara.”
He also claimed that in the course of the Convention proceedings, many other persons withdrew from the contest for the various offices, and the Convention Chairman announced them as unopposed and “elected” without following any form of due process.
He listed the affected offices to include:
National Chairman – Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
National Welfare Secretary – Alhaji Ibrahim Masari
National Financial Secretary – Alhaji Tunde Bello
National Physically Challenged – by Misbahu L. Didi
Zonal Secretary North-Central – Dr. Zakari Muhammed
Zonal Organising Secretary North-Central – Ibrahim M. Abdul
Zonal Women Leader North-Central – Hajia Hassana Abdullahi
Ex-Officio North-Central – Nelson Abba
Zonal Secretary North-East – Abubakar Sadiq Ajia
Ex-Officio North-East – Mallam Isah Azare
Zonal Secretary North-West – Tukur A. Gusau
Zonal Organizing Secretary North-West – Abdulmunab Muhammad
Ex-Officio, North-West – Nasiru Haladu Danu
Zonal Woman Leader South-South – Mrs. Rachael Akpabio
Ex-Officio, South-South – Kotenten Ibadan
Zonal Secretary South-West – Ayo Afolabi
Zonal Women Leader South-West – Mrs. Kemi Nelson
Ex-Officio South-West – Omoloye O. Akintola.

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