APC WARD CONGRESS: Committee members escaped lynching in Delta
… while stakeholders demand a postponement
By Festus Ahon
ASABA members of the three-man committee sent to Delta State to lead Congress of All Progressives, APC’s constituency congress on Thursday escaped lynching by aggrieved wannabes, but for the intervention of certain members of the party.
The angry wannabes by the hundreds who besieged the Secretary of State in Asaba, lamented that they were not handed forms even after presenting their payment cashiers for collecting the forms.
Many aspirants expressed frustration with their inability to collect the forms and submit the collected forms to the committee responsible for organizing the sale of the forms.
Meanwhile, Delta APC stakeholders have called for a postponement of parish congress elections in the state to allow thousands of aspirants who paid for forms to collect and return them.
The head of the three-man committee, Mr. George Ojong Egbe, who addressed party supporters absolved his committee of blame.
Claiming he had obtained permission from APC Headquarters to begin selling forms on July 24, but ran out of forms on July 26, Egbe said the additional forms promised by National Headquarters d ‘APC to compensate for the shortage had not yet arrived.
He said; “As of July 29, thousands of cashiers have been presented to me and there was no form to issue. In an attempt to explain, violence erupted, but without the intervention of the Vice President of the State, the Organizing Secretary and other party members, we would be lynched.
APC ward conventions are scheduled to begin July 31 across the country.