James Ogunnaike, ABEOKUTA
The Appeal Committee on Local Government Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, has disclosed that no petition was received by the committee following the conduct of the LG congress in the state.
The Chairman of the committee, Segun Ojo, disclosed this on Saturday while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Ojo explained that the five-man appeal committee inaugurated on Wednesday by the national headquarters of the APC in Abuja, has met with stakeholders within the Ogun APC since the committee arrived in the state on Thursday.
He added that the committee’s interaction with some party faithful and chieftains showed that LG congress went on well without rancour.
While maintaining that no petition was put forward as it happened during the ward congress, Ojo said his committee would submit its report to the national headquarters of the party latest by Monday.
He commended the party for making the committee’s job easier, expressing optimism that the state congress of the party slated for October 2 will be peaceful and friction-free.
Ojo, however, lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for providing leadership that has made APC more unified and cohesive in the state.
“Nobody has shown up to complain, but that has not stopped us from doing the normal thing we were sent to do from Abuja.
“We are putting together our report. And we discovered that whatever complain anybody has is being handled and treated as a family affair that will be settled within the party.
“We hope the state congress will be peaceful as that of LG congress”, the appeal committee chairman stated.
The Secretary of the committee, Chucks Chinwnba, noted that the committee discovered that the consensus approach used during the state congress contributed to the rancour free exercise.
He, however, said the consensus approach will be recommended to the national headquarters of the APC, which according to him saves cost and time.
Chinwnba, who added that the committee members have not come to the state as judges, but to ensure that the spirit of oneness and unity is maintained in the party.
He appealed to the aggrieved members of the party in the state to make use of the internal mechanism of the party to settle matter amicably.