By AUSTIN OWOUCHO, Abuja
Following reports of factions in several states, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that it would not recognize parallel congresses, but only that supervised by the panels duly appointed by its office.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, made available on Monday.
“I have received media requests on the issue of so-called parallel congresses in a couple of States.
“The Party position is that there is no such thing as parallel congress. The only congress recognised by the Party is that conducted in accordance with the Party constitution, which was organised by the congress committee charged by the Party to organise such congress.
“We therefore regard any so-called parallel congresses as exercise in futility and attempt to cause confusion in the Party.
“We wish to reiterate that any party member who has any genuine grievances regarding the congresses should channel such through the Appeals Committee in their respective states,” the statement said.