Gyang Bere, Jos
Plateau State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and Member of the National Advisory Committee of the party on congresses, Hon. Latep Dabang, has charged APC bigwigs in the country to focus on what would strengthen the bond of unity ahead of the party’s National convention.
He said the committee which is headed by the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, has advised the National Executive Committee (NEC) on critical issues that will navigate the party out of trouble after the party’s convention.
Hon. Dabang said this, on Tuesday, at the state party secretariat in Jos, while briefing Journalists on the outcome of the ward congress in Plateau state.
He regretted that the congress culminated into lost of lives in some few states in the federation and expressed satisfaction with the conduct of party’s faithful in Plateau State who simultaneously embarked on consensus and affirmation of the previous exco to eschew crisis.
“A National advisory committee on the congress was set up by the National Secretariat of the party and our job was to advise the party on issue that will strengthen bond of unity and cohesion before, during and after the National convention for a credible general elections in 2019.
“We have submitted our report to the National Executive Council of the party through which they have drawn up the congresses that are ongoing on. I want to advised all party faithfuls in the country to promote peace and unity of the party ahead of the national convention.”
Hon. Dabang lamented that some individuals in Plateau had accused him of been a judge in his own case in the state and advised party faithfuls to always get the party’s guideline before going into any contest.
He explained that there were forms available for people who are willing to participate in contesting elective positions during the party’s congress and said the constitution stipulated that those interested should purchased their forms before going to the election venue.
Dabang said some individuals did not follow the guidelines but were willing to contest election which is contrary to the constitution of the party.
He said his office has not received any formal complaint or petition against the outcome of the ward congress which was carried out based on consensus and affirmation to avoid friction in the party.