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Taraba APC factions kick against inauguration of state executives

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APC Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun

Two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State have kicked against the inauguration of party executives in the state.

They said the loyalists of the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Jumai Alhassan, elected the executives.

The factions composed of the Unity Forum and Neutral Group condemned the inauguration that was facilitated by the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

According to them, the action “outwitted the members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), which was allegedly constituted by Alhassan.

A statement by the spokesperson of the groups, Aaron Artimas, said Odigie-Oyegun’s action has widened the existing cracks in the party.

He described the recognition of Alhassan’s faction as an “infamous act,” especially when there are issues still being contested in the courts.

They expressed concern about Odigie-Oyegun’s action, especially as the APC’s national secretariat had earlier admitted that there were irregularities in the congresses held in the state.

The factions urged their supporters not to be carried away by the situation, adding: “no one can rule the party through the back door.”

While promising that the leaders would do something to correct the matter, he said the existing problem could force some aspirants to abandon the party.

He urged the outgoing national chairman to leave a good legacy by addressing factional matters on ground.

However, the new executives, led by Abdulmumuni Vaki, have appealed to the factions to bury the hatchets.

According to the state Deputy Chairman, Daniel Ishaya Gani: “The inauguration was to make the party to triumph in the coming elections,’ urging that ‘party faithful should put aside their differences.”


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