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By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was set to conduct a convention which would be a reference for political parties in the country.

Abiodun who is the Chairman, Accreditation and Decoration Committee of the convention, gave this declaration while speaking with newsmen shortly after he inspected the International Conference Centre, Abuja; venue for accreditation of delegates, said all things had been put in place for the success of the event.

This was contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, and made available to newsmen.

According to him, the Committee made up of deputy governors, members of the National Assembly and eminent party faithful are working round the clock to ensure a hitch-free presidential primary election.

“The National Working Committee of our party constituted committees for this election and we are serving in the accreditation committee for this election, which is the most important for the election. We are charged with the responsibility for ensuring that only those who are validly elected delegates are allowed to go to the Eagles Square to vote.

“We are not working as an island; we are working in cooperation and collaboration with other committees, including the security Committee. The International Conference Centre will be the venue for accrediting the delegates who were elected from various states. We have other centres where we will accredit all non-delegates who will not be voting but will attend the convention.

“I want to say that we are ready for the exercise. All our tags are ready, we began our work ahead of our inauguration because of the importance attached to the assignment. We are ready and we believe that by the time it is over, it will become a reference point for conventions in the history of political parties in this country”. The governor stated.

Abiodun, however, noted that the convention would be different as everyone attending the convention must wear a tag that would have security features such as codes which could be read by a device.

“Everyone going into the Eagle’s Square will be accredited. This will give us the idea of those that will be delegates and those that are just attending the exercise”, he explained.

The governor expressed satisfaction with level of work done so far at the venue, saying he looked forward to a successful primary election.

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