Alhaji Ibrahim El -sudi and Alhaji Abdulmumini Vaki, both emerged as factional chairmen of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba.
LEADERSHIP reports that the congress, initially scheduled for Saturday was postponed after controversial delegate list led to serious disagreement at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, venue of the congress.
The coalition of Unity Forums which comprises twelve out of the thirteen governorship aspirants and five of the six chairmanship candidates held their congress at the Fast Track Hotel in Jalingo where Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur Elsudi, emerged as the chairman with others as officials.
Sen Abubakar Yusuf, the chairman of Congress Local Organising committee, declared the results.
Yusuf said that the two major groups -The Unity Forum and The Neutral Forum, have consulted with stakeholders and resolved to adopt the principle of consensus, with the consent of 12 out of 13 aspirants, following the inability of the congress to hold as earlier scheduled.
“The congress was supervised by three out of the five members of the Appeal Committee and the result will be forwarded to the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
“We have to unite this party, it was not an easy task but it is a good thing that we have united and raised the exco that would steer the party for the next four years.
The factional chairman, Alhaji Elsudi said that some individuals in the state “had earlier hijacked the party in the state for their selfish interests, thereby, blocking the door for others to come in.
“Today is a prove that Taraba people are yearning for unity and that is what we are assuring them,” he said.
Meanwhile, group loyal to the minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, held their congress at the Gonvi Hotel in Jalingo where Alhaji Abdulmumini Vakki and Daniel Ishaya Gani emerged as the state chairman and vice chairman respectively.
Chairman of the Appeal Committee Maj Gen Danjuma Danbazzau, who later declared the result of the Sen. Alhassan led caucus of the party at the Unity Hall said that the congress of the faction was the only authentic congress and the result was the only valid one.
“It is a great honour for me and my committee to be here this afternoon, yesterday, our efforts to conduct our Congress was disrupted by some miscreants and disgruntled elements.
“Today, we were able to conduct a credible, transparent and acceptable Congress and we have a new set of officials with Alhaji Abdulmumini Vakki as chairman, Mr Ishaya Gani as vice chairman.
“I urge all of you the officials to work hard for the unity and growth of the party in the state I am the chairman of the committee and I am here with my secretary.
“So this is the only authentic Congress, anything outside this is a fraud”, he said.
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