By Perez Brisibe
UGHELLI—A rights activist and member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Mr Robinson Ariy, has asked a Delta State High Court sitting in Warri to exclude the state chapter of the party from arrangements towards the conduct of state congresses, pending the determination of a suit now adjourned till March 16.
Ariyo, who was the APC candidate for the 2015 House of Assembly election for Warri South Constituency I, also warned the national leadership of the party that “extending the planned mini-congress to the state would constitute a disrespect for subsisting court judgment and undermine the pending suit before the court.”
Speaking on the congress, Ariyo said: “Mini-congresses cannot be applicable to the Delta State situation since there is no legal State Executive Committee in the state. The option open to the party is to set up a caretaker committee that is representative of the stakeholders of the party in the state.” Or swiftly organise a congress to establish a valid State Executive Committee.
“To leave the party in this state of lawlessness is to open it to potential legal attacks by contending political parties and this current oligarchic rule in the party in the state is a bad omen.”