By John Oghojafor
Ahead of Saturday’s nationwide State Congress of the All Progressives Congress, the Appeal Panel in charge of the ward and local government congresses in Delta State has reportedly upheld the ‘Unity list’ as the authentic and only recognized list for delegates for the exercise.
Reliable sources at the national headquarters of the party said that the panel also dismissed the earlier results allegedly announced by the sacked chairman of the state congress committee, Alhaji Sani Dododo.
Investigation in Abuja revealed that the report submitted by the Appeal Panel led by its chairman, Barr. Folajimi Olasehinde, Dubem Moghaly (Secretary) and Aminu Abubakar (Member) to the National Leadership of the APC, said the report was based on evidences provided to the panel.
Our sources who do not want to be mentioned, disclosed that based on the decision, the endorsed ‘Unity List’ would be what the state congress committee will used to conduct the state congress to elect state officials of the party.
It was also gathered that the decision has put to rest alleged parallel congresses held by the two tendencies of Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and the Chief Great Ogboru/Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as the NWC has adopted the congress result submitted by Hon. Emmanuel Chindah-led local government and ward congress committee.
According to the source, “Ahead of this Saturday State Congress in Delta State, the Appeal Panel headed by Barr. Folajimi Olasehinde has submitted their report. From the report, we sighted on Wednesday in APC headquarters in Abuja, the NWC only recognized the ‘Unity List from Delta State.’
“In this case, it is the unity list that will form the delegates that will elect the state executive at the Saturday Congress. The Panel also held that Dododo, having been removed as chairman, has no legal backing to conduct any congress in the state. The Chief Chindah-led Committee was the only properly authorized committee to conduct the Local Government Congresses in Delta State.”