APC Ruling party condemns 'Elders and Leaders Committee' in Delta State

APC has denounced the existence and position of the Elders and Leaders Committee in Delta State.

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From left, All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun; National Secretary APC, Allhaji Maimala Bunni and Deputy National chairman North, Alhaji Shaibu Lawal addressing pressmen reacting to impeachment moves by Federal Government and PDP in the State of the Federation in Abuja recently play

From left, All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun; National Secretary APC, Allhaji Maimala Bunni and Deputy National chairman North, Alhaji Shaibu Lawal addressing pressmen reacting to impeachment moves by Federal Government and PDP in the State of the Federation in Abuja recently

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The existence of the Elders and Leaders Committee in Delta State's All Progressive Congress has been publicly condemned by the national leadership of the ruling party.

APC's stand was made known to its members and general public over the weekend by National Vice Chairman, South-South, Ntuam Eta, through a statement, Leadership Newspaper reports.

Eta informed the public that activities and recently issued communique of the Elders and Leaders Committee in Delta State should be disregarded and viewed as activities of some disgruntled members of the Delta State chapter.

Denouncing the group and its activities, the APC noted that “at no time and on no account has any such body been recognised or mandated by either the National Working Committee (NWC) or the Zonal Executive Committee to superintend over the operations of the party in Delta State."

In the statement, Eta said: “In the said communique, the group purports to have held a meeting at the residence of Sen. F. S. Okpozo in Ozoro on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 where it among other things decided to have “unanimously moved for the appointment of a broad based Caretaker Committee with a member each from the 25 local government areas of Delta State.

That the said “ Elders and Leaders Committee” and their purportedly nominated Caretaker Committee members are to within 24 hours of this press release, cause the retraction of the said communique which shall be published in any of the national dailies.

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“That all the signatories to the said publication and the purported caretaker committee members are to make themselves available to meet with the national vice chairman, South-South on Wednesday 21st September, 20167 at 10am at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.

“That failure to adhere to the above directives will lead to severe sanctions as stipulated in our constitution,” the statement read.

The members, according to Eta, had in a published communique, had laid claim to the title with a view to forming a caretaker committee for the party.

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