By Festus Ahon, Perez Brisbe & Ochuko Akuopha
UGHELLI—LEADER of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has said the party is not factionalized in the state, applauding the peaceful conduct of the party’s ward congresses in the state.
Addressing newsmen at Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state after the congresses, Emerhor said: “There cannot be factions when we know that there is one executive of the party in the state. What l can tell you is that there are two tendencies trying to compete to see who is more on ground using these congresses.”
Adjudging the ward congresses to be relatively peaceful in Delta State, he however, noted that in one of the wards, materials for the congress were stolen and that it did not deter them from conducting the congress.
Saying that there was problem of the timing of delivery of materials, and the short time for aspirants to obtain and fill in their forms, he said: “Another challenge was to get people who will conduct the election, because they want to satisfy all stakeholders to avoid allegation that some people have hijacked the process, this took time also. “Some people wanted to frustrate the exercise. They broke into the hotel and stole some sensitive materials, but their action was not enough to put a stop to the election. Fortunately, the materials had not left, so those they stole, were taken note of in order to certify them. We understand that it was result sheets that were stolen.”