A group known as Aggrieved Benue South All Progressives Congress (APC) members on Sunday, called for the cancellation of the party’s congresses held in Benue State over irregularities.
In a statement signed by Comrade Daniel Donald Onjeh for the group, the aggrieved party members described the APC congress conducted in the state as a ‘complete sham.’
“Therefore, we are calling for the total cancellation of the entire state congress and equally demanding that a proper congress be conducted in the shortest time possible,” the statement posited.
The group also called the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman and other members of the top hierarchy of APC as well stakeholders of the party to what they referred to as the sham Benue state congress which took place at the Aper Aku township stadium in Makurdi on Saturday.
The statement alleged that many aspirants for state positions who had earlier deposited their monies and obtained their tellers, were denied nomination forms by the State Congress Planning Committee in collaboration with the state executives who favoured only few selected aspirants that were either sponsored or endorsed by the cabals and availed of their nomination forms.
It also added that the planning committee for the state neither had a secretariat nor a meeting point where people could access it and its members just as the state party secretariat which ordinarily should be a beehive of activities during the crucial period of the state congress was under lock and key.