Monday, 14 May 2018

LEGAL TUSSLE MAY SOON ROCK PLATEAU STATE APC BEFORE STATE CONGRESSES SLATED FOR 19th MAY 2018—INVESTIGATION


By: Valentine Adese,
 
There are strong indications that the Plateau state chapter of the ruling all Progressive Congress (APC) may soon be rocked by legal tussles by aggrieved members of the party.

REALITY gathered that though there has been silence through out the conduct of the Ward and Local government Congresses of the Party in the state, aggrieved members in the processes so far are planning to head to court to stop the state planned congress slated for 19th May, 2019, being the forthcoming Saturday.
You would recall that similar legal action also wrecked the congresses in Rivers state, which further led to open protests in the State High court premises. 


REALITY also learnt that some of the aggrieved members of the party who may join in approaching the court to seek redress and attention are those who had paid for forms to contest in the concluded Ward congresses but were not issued forms despite their valid payment vouchers and receipts from directed and selected Banks.  

However, Johnson Podar, a onetime gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change has purchased his form to contest for the party’s chairmanship slot. REALITY just gathered.

From investigations, the state chapter of the APC is already divided between those in the mainstream, who are in support of Hon. Letep Dabang (the incumbent chairman) and those, who are under the aegis of “the Legacy group”, who are of the offshoot of the CPC before the historic merger that produced the APC, as a party.

You would recall that some of the party members have continued to roll in one petition against the incumbent Chairman, Hon. Letep Dabang, alleging huge unconfirmed fraud in the party.

With the petitions still pending and the frustration increasing, REALITY gathered that the best move is to stop the coming state congress through legal means until issues in the party are addressed.
More, coming soon!

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