Crisis appears to be currenly brewing among the leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Edo North senatorial district with the inclusion of a Former Senator, Domingo Obende as Chairman APC Registration Committee for Niger State.
It is a known fact that Senator Obende Domingo openly worked against the ruling party in the last gubernatorial election in Edo State, a development which led to his suspension by his Ward.
Leaders of the party in Edo North under the eagis, Edo North National Assembly Caucus in a statement on Sunday described the inclusion of Senator Domingo Obende as the APC Registration Committee Chairman as a grave error capable of mortgaging the entire registration process.
They called on the leadership of the party to reverse the appointment for peace to reign.
Read the statement below;
Our attention has been drawn to the inclusion of Domingo Obende as Chairman, APC Registration Committee for Niger State.
We consider this a grave and provocative error that is capable to derailing and mortgaging the entire exercise if not urgently redressed.
Domingo Obende is NOT a member of the APC. He was suspended by his Ward for persistent anti-party activities before he decamped to the PDP. In the last gubernatorial election he worked openly and actively against the APC.
We are shocked to note that our national secretariat could make such an error. This must be because the leadership structure in the State was not carried along. It also explains why there is an undemocratic concentration of Committee membership in one senatorial district to the detriment of the other two districts.
A party’s strength in largely in how it carries its structures, leadership and members along. It must avoid grave errors that are capable of encouraging anger, frustration, apathy even decamping. Our members in Edo, still frustrated by the grand conspiracy against the party at the last gubernatorial election, are now left wondering as to the meaning of this signal with Domingo Obende’s selection.
We call on the Interim National Working Committee to reverse this nomination of Domingo Obende immediately in the interest of the Party.
Senator Francis Alimikhena
Hon Peter Akpatason, mni
Hon. Johnson Eguakhide