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APC inaugurates committee to rebuild structures in Rivers


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated a five-member executive caretaker committee to rebuild political structures for the party’s chapter in Rivers.

National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, said this yesterday while performing the inauguration in Abuja.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee is headed by Isaac Ogbobula as Chairman and Baridon Badom as Secretary, while other members are, Friday Kinika Owhor, Mrs. Beatrice Amobi and Prince Abolo Stephen.Oshiomhole recalled that the Supreme Court nullified all party’s congresses in Rivers, which led the party not having formal structure in the state.

As a consequence of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party decided that it was time we started the process of rebuilding the party in Rivers State.

“But we cannot rebuild the party from outside or reconstruct the organs of party from outside. We necessarily needs a state based organ to be able to assist those who will carry out the conduct of the ward, local government and the state congresses which will last a period of about two weeks,” he said.He noted that the committee should build Rivers APC chapter that is based on popular participation because politics is about people.

“You have a very simple task but also a very complicated one. You are assuming office as caretaker committee members at time when we have huge internal fighting within the APC.

“Your first task must necessarily include building bridges across all the divides within the APC family in Rivers. We will also look at possibility of sending some high level mediation to ensure all the forces within the party in the state see the need to work together.

“So that by the time we are set to conduct the congresses it will be seen as very simple, transparent, family affairs with the tradition of APC,” Oshiomhole said.

Responding, Ogbobula, who thanked the party’s leadership for giving the committee the privilege to serve the party, said its members would discharge their responsibilities in a transparent and fair manner.


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