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The All Progressive Congress (APC) faction in Delta State, supported by the duo of Chief Great Ogboru and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege yesterday, Tuesday, 29/5/2018, inaugurated its State Executives allegedly led by the immediate past state party chairman, Prophet Jones Erue without approval of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
The Erue- led faction of SWC, which was allegedly elected at a parallel state congress despite the fact that the party leadership had earlier postponed the state congress, on Tuesday, 29/5/2018, in what has been described as a continuation of reign of impunity was inaugurated at the state party secretariat, on Nnebisi Road, Asaba.
It would be recalled that the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi stated that the party leadership will only recognize state congress conducted by the party’s approved convention committee, but in a move aimed at preempting the decision of the party’s NWC, the Ogboru/Omo-Agege group rushed to Asaba to inaugurate its executive, while the party leadership was observing the Democracy Day.
The Delta State APC Publicity Secretary-elect of the faction supported by the State party leader, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Mr Moses Kamanya, while reacting to this development, described the purported inauguration as the height of impunity and desperation on the part of Ogboru and Omo-Agege camp to hold on shamefully to a straw, while drowning.
Kamanya stated: “Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Chief Great Ogboru in total disregard to the party’s guidelines and regulations have moved again as usual to inaugurate their Kangaroo state Exco, all in the bid of actualizing the objectives of their pay masters, knowing fully well that all approved State Excos nationwide are billed to be inaugurated by the NWC as soon as the outcomes of various congresses are validated by the NEC.
“This constant disrespect of party procedures and guidelines by persons who just joined the party continues to confirm their true intent to destroy APC in Delta State.
“How do we explain a situation where these set of individuals are moving to inaugurate a make believe state Exco when all progressive Deltas are lamenting at the decaying state of our infrastructure in the past 19 years of PDP misrule, and the party leaders are encouraging members to remain steadfast for effective takeover of the state by the APC come 2019. Another exercise in futility,” he added.