We'll only recognise authorised congresses -APC

We'll only recognise authorised congresses -APC

"The APC needs somebody with the requisite experience to pilot its affairs, having served as the Governor of Cross River State, National Chairman of Progressive People's Alliance (PPA), national caucus member of the APC and also has nationwide contacts for the effective leadership and administration of the Party."He said Ebri's peaceful, humble, disciplined and accessible nature were major factors for the endorsement, and pledged to comb all the nooks and crannies of the northern part of the country to drum support for him".

Mr Bolaji, in his statement, emphasized that the only congress recognized by the party is that conducted by the congress committee in accordance with the constitution.

Okorocha and the APC leaders had been at loggerheads over the result of the May 2 ward congresses held in the state, with the governor claiming that the congresses did not hold.

"You will recollect that I briefed the press before the ward congresses in Rivers State where I stated publicly, that the confusion deliberately being set in Rivers State was nothing other than an attempt to display the raw power of man, to destroy and exclude all those who have expressed disagreement with the leader of the party in the state".

"We are terrified by the spate of violence, mayhem, bloodletting and massive corruption associated with the All Progressives Congress (APC), both in governance and its internal activities. The only congress recognised by the party is that conducted in accordance with the party constitution, which was organised by the congress committee charged by the party to organise such congress", the statement read.

He said that exhibits recovered from them included: 68 APC result sheets, six APC Local Government Area result sheets, 130 APC delegates nomination forms and six LGA APC ward officers and delegates list.

"A fake ward Congresses list of the State was pasted at the State Party secretariat and was not approved by the National Working Committee of the Party".

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However, the state secretary of the party, Mojeed Olaoye, dismissed the report of parallel congresses, describing it as illegal, null and void.

According to the National Chairman who confirmed the development, a new date for the Local Government Areas Congress will be announced in due course.

Governor Okorocha who spoke to the State House correspondents after the marathon meeting insisted that there was no congress held last Saturday, and that there will be a new Congress, while his estranged deputy, Madumere, said they have been able to convince Prof.

"What did not take place last week is that we said the old has passed away and things are going to be done anew in Imo State".

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in the two judgments, held that the suits had become hypothetical, academic and spent.

The judge noted that he had taken "judicial notice" of the fact that the party had conducted its ward congresses on April 5, and the Local Government congress on May 12, across the nation.

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