The Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier scheduled to hold today, 5th April, 2014 in Rivers State has been rescheduled till Monday (April 7) in keeping with directives from the Partyâ€™s National Secretariat in Abuja.
â€œFor the avoidance of doubt, the Ward Congress was put off till Monday to enable us adhere strictly to the congress programme sent by Abuja. Today is stakeholders day and for the collection of forms. Tomorrow is for the return of forms and screening of candidates. Monday is congress proper for the election of party officers at the ward level. This postponement is not restricted to Rivers State but is national,â€ Rivers State APC Interim Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt.
He said the clarification had become necessary in a bid to reassure party members and all Nigerians in view of the rumours being spread by mischievous politicians in Rivers PDP who are trying to create the impression that the congress could not hold because of some imaginary problems in the State APC.
â€œTo the contrary, all is well with our great party and every necessary arrangement has been put in place to ensure a successful Ward Congress,â€ Dr. Ikanya said.
He disclosed that the party leadership is looking into issues by some members of the Legacy group of APC Rivers regarding arrangements for the congress even though the Harmonised Team spent days to ensure that everyone was carried along in the efforts to ensure a free and fair congress.
â€œAs a matter of fact, the State APC Leader, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, is currently meeting with the Legacy members to address whatever their problems are once and for all. I wish to assure the good people of Rivers State that as the party that will form the next Government, we are doing everything humanly to ensure that only quality candidates are elected into the partyâ€™s Ward EXCO,â€ the State Interim Chairman stated