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Oyo APC To Use Consensus, Not Delegates — Unity Forum, ZLP, Adelabu Groups Claim
Three of the many groups in the All Progressives Congress, APC, including the Unity Forum, ZLP, Adebayo Adelabu group and others have dissociated themselves from what the statutory delegates’ list in circulation OyoInsight report.
This newspaper had yesterday published a leaked delegates’ list to be used for Saturday’s state congress of the party.
Not happy with the leaked reportage of the document, a statement signed by Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Chief Sarafa Alli and Chief Olayemi Ariba, for the Unity Forum, ZLP and the Adelabu groups, the three groups claimed that the list which featured names of some members of the groups is fake and designed to confuse the members of the party and public ahead of the congress of the party scheduled for Saturday October 30.
The statement noted that the party national secretariat has stated clearly that the congress would be by consensus means because of the unresolved disputes on the delegates lists arising from the ward and local government congresses in the state.
The groups claim that “The National Secretariat of the party was clear last week when it met stakeholders from the state and even this week when it met the Minister for Youths and Sports,Mr Sunday Dare,that the congress would be by consensus.
” It is important to recall that stakeholders few weeks back had resolved that the election of party executives would be elected by consensus. The party mandated its seven zonal leaders to consult with the former governor of the state,the two surviving former deputy governors and party chairman to zone offices to the seven administrative zones of the state.
” The zones were mandated to fill the positions and submit their elected officials to the state party executive. The congress is to ratify the list from the zones by an affirmation.
“As responsible party members,we stand by the directives of the party. The purported list is designed to confuse party members and members of the public about the congress.
” We wish to state without any fear of contradiction that we know nothing about the list because the national secretariat of the party has stated clearly that the consensus method would be used for the congress. We advise member of the public and the media to be wary of fraudulent politicians who sponsor fake stories as this to prepare grounds for their evil plans within the APC”,the statement concluded.