APC delegates obtain poll papers through the get together’s state congress in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on October 16, 2021.
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have elected new government committee members to pilot the affairs of the get together in numerous states of the federation.
This follows the get together’s state congresses performed on Saturday in numerous states of the federation.
While the train went easily in some states, others witnessed the emergence of two units of officers on account of the parallel elections held.
Among the states the place the train went easily was the Lagos chapter of the get together. There, members adopted the voice vote method to elect a brand new set of government members.
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The election of the candidates for the 36 positions on the congress happened on the Onikan Stadium within the Lagos Island space of the state.
Party leaders on the congress embrace Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, and a few members of the National Assembly.
They are the lawmaker representing Lagos Central district, Oluremi Tinubu, and a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke, amongst others.
Chairman of the Election Organising Committee, Adebayo Adelabu, defined that 35 out of the 36 positions had been returned unopposed.
He added that 37 varieties had been obtained for the workplace of the state chairman, however solely two candidates had been screened for the place.
Adelabu, mentioned whereas one was disqualified, the committee was left with the choice of 1 candidate for the place of the chairman.
He said that the rules set by the nationwide management of the get together for the state congress had been met earlier than going forward to throw open the voice vote possibility which was unanimously adopted by the delegates who thundered their approval from the pavilions.
Thereafter, a former member of the House within the sixth Assembly and former Commissioner for Rural Development in Lagos, Cornelius Ojelabi, emerged because the state chairman of the APC.
In his acceptance speech, Ojelabi promised to work assiduously with different executives to return the governor of Lagos state in 2023.
In Yobe, the fast previous Treasurer of the state chapter of the get together, Mohammed Gadaka, emerged as the brand new chairman alongside 35 different government members.
This adopted the announcement by the Election Committee Chairman, Osita Izunaso, that the get together had unanimously adopted a consensus for the 36 positions of the get together.
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, monitored the train alongside the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Yobe, Ahmed Makama.
The train held on the Government House in Damaturu, the state capital.
Elsewhere, delegates from the 18 native authorities areas of Ondo voted the appearing state get together chairman, Ade Adetimehin, to champion the APC within the state.
Alaye Adesina and Agabra Atile additionally emerged as secretary and deputy chairman on the congress held on the International Culture and Events Centre in Akure.
The Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, monitored the train on behalf of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. While the Congress Committee Chairman, Komral Longap, welcomed the delegates, the crew’s secretary, Segun Olamibi, introduced that voting can be by consensus.
The new government members had been later adopted by an APC chieftain, Jamiu Ekungba, on behalf of the get together, an motion that was seconded by a member of the House of Representatives from Owo/Ose Constituency, Timehin Adelegbe.
Adetimehin, in his acceptance speech, thanked the management and members of the get together for his or her assist and promised that the brand new government members would serve the APC with complete dedication.
Setback In Taraba
Just like in different states, APC members in Kaduna adopted the consensus choice to elect new state government committee members.
This led to the emergence of Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada because the state chairman, whereas some former officers of the get together had been returned unopposed.
The Congress Committee Chairman, Abubakar Moddibo, defined that the consensus possibility adopted by the state chapter was consistent with the get together’s structure.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai; his deputy, Hadiza Balarabe; Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani, and others attended the Congress held on the Murtala Mohammed Square within the Kaduna state capital.
The congress was additionally monitored by INEC officers led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna.
As the congress held in Ogun, Niger, and different states, it suffered a setback in Taraba the place the train was rescheduled indefinitely.
APC spokesman within the state, Bulus Gago, confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday. No purpose was given for the postponement of the state congress.
On Wednesday, some stakeholders of the get together threatened to boycott the congress, in addition to file a swimsuit if their grievances weren’t addressed.
These embrace the shortcoming of the nationwide headquarters to publish winners of the ward and native authorities congresses, alleged hijacking of the get together construction by some bigwigs, amongst others.