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Ondo parties merger in murky waters

By DAYO JOHNSON

AKURE — THE constitution of a merger of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State has run into troubled waters as the state chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, yesterday, disowned move spear-headed by Senator Ajayi Boroffice.

It was gathered that Senator Boroffice was acting alone without any directive from the national or the state level of the party.

The party in the state decided to fight back by dissociating itself from the said committee, saying it did not receive the blessing of either the national secretariat of the party or the state chapter.

Its Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Rotimi Agbede, stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Agbede said that the party after a meeting of its State Executive Committee declared the Senator Ajayi Boroffice-led merger panel was null and void because it was without the support of the national secretariat of the ACN.

Senator Boroffice had few days ago at the inauguration of the APC merger committee headed by him in Akure said that it was put in place to provide a framework for easy transition to APC by the merging parties.

He said that his committee will inaugurate working committees of the party at the grassroots level so that it could give it a strong footing that will catalyse  good governance in Nigeria.

The meeting in Akure was attended by state chairmen of Congress for Progressive Change, the All Nigeria Peoples Party and All Progressives Grand Alliance.

They all agreed that their members will work with the other merging groups to commence mobilisation ahead of 2015 general elections.


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