The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula has assured that the party will participate in the forthcoming Local Government Congress slated to hold in September 4, 2021, the State Congress as well as the National Convention.
The state APC chairman made the comment just as the national executives of the party, through its Secretary; John Akpanudoedehe released a statement on Wednesday, stating that the party has fixed the LGA Congress in September 4.
You will recalls that the Ward Congress of the APC held nationwide on the 31st of July, 2021, except in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bayelsa and Imo States.
However, that of Rivers State was later confronted with a law suit by some aggrieved members led by one Stephen Wona.
Court papers that were served to the party in the state, on Monday 3rd August, days after the conduct of the Ward Congress, indicated that the Rivers State High Court ordered parties to maintain status quo.
The court had also fixed Thursday 6 August to rule on the motion for interlocutory injunction filed by the aggrieved members, who alleged that they were disallowed to participate in the congress at their various wards.
But the APC and its Chairman in Rivers State, Isaac Ogbobula quickly approached the Appeal Court, challenging the jurisdiction of the state High Court to hear the matter.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent on the latest timetable for the Local Government Area Congress, Ogbobula said the party in the state would participate in the forthcoming Congress.
“Yes APC in Rivers State will not be left out, no matter the crises, so long as the order is coming from the national body, we will obey.”
He said nothing is inhibiting the party in the state from participating in all activities ordered by the National Secretariat.