The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State has described its congresses held on Saturday September 4, 2021 across the 27 local government areas of the state for the purpose of electing Local Government Executive Committee of the party as a huge success.
The Director-General, APC Media Centre, Cajetan Duke made the remark in a statement made available to correspondents in Owerri.
Duke said the exercise which was conducted in a most transparent, peaceful and credible manner in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution and electoral guidelines, witnessed an unprecedented enthusiasm from delegates and stakeholders alike.
According to him, the successful conclusion of the ward and LGA congresses of the party in the state has reinforced the commitment of the Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo’s led state caretaker committee to lay a solid foundation for a robust and vibrant political party in the state.
Duke asserted that the exercise which began with the distribution of sensitive congress materials at the state party’s secretariat to members of the Local Government Congress Committee for onward movement to their local government areas signalled a significant departure from business as usual.
Earlier, the state Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Prince Marcillinus Nlemigbo had reiterated his commitment to building a strong and vibrant political party in the state.
Nlemigbo who made the remark while addressing newsmen, called on party leaders and interested aspirants to approach the exercise as a family affair while assuring them of the integrity of the electoral panels to conduct a free, fair, peaceful and credible congress in line with the guidelines and provisions of party’s constitution, which outcome he said will be acceptable to all relevant stakeholders.
Nlemigbo added; “This exercise is very important to the party and like I have said before, my committee is determined to build a strong APC in the state. We have made every arrangement to ensure that this congress is hitch free, peaceful and credible.”
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“We therefore call on all stakeholders and interested aspirants to approach the exercise as a family affair. Everyone must conduct himself or herself within the stipulated guidelines established for the exercise. We are confident in the integrity of party men and women we have assembled to conduct the congresses.”
The chairman expressed his gratitude to the governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma for providing an enabling platform for an inclusive and participatory political space in the state.