APC Denies Existence Of Elders, Leaders Committee

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The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denounced the existence of the position of Elders and Leaders Committee in the party.

The party, in a statement issued at the weekend and signed by its National Vice Chairman, South-South, Ntuam Eta, indicated that the clarification became necessary in view of its purported constitution by some disgruntled members of its Delta State chapter.

The members, according to Eta, had in a published communique, had laid claim to the title with a view to formingredients a caretaker committee for the party.

“In the said communique, the group purports to have held a meeting at the residence of Sen. F. S. Okpozo in Ozoro on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 where it among other things decided to have “unanimously moved for the appointment of a broad based Caretaker Committee with a member each from the 25 local government areas of Delta State”, it stated.

While denying the group, the statement noted that “at no time and on no account has any such body been recognised or mandated by either the National Working Committee (NWC) or the Zonal Executive Committee to superintend over the operations of the party in Delta State

It however, added “That the said “ Elders and Leaders Committee” and their purportedly nominated Caretaker Committee members are to within 24 hours of this press release, cause the retraction of the said communique which shall be published in any of the national dailies.

“That all the signatories to the said publication and the purported caretaker committee members are to make themselves available to meet with the national vice chairman, South-South on Wednesday 21st September, 20167 at 10am at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja.”

“That failure to adhere to the above directives will lead to severe sanctions as stipulated in our constitution.”

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