There is a palpable tension in Jos as a splinter group from the Congress of All Progressives (APC) has emerged at Plateau State with a new executive.
This followed disagreement over the consensus agreement of members who purchased forms to participate in last Saturday’s state elective conference.
The party had produced the State Executive Committee led by the Hon. Rufus Bature relied on consensus, but the aggrieved members rejected the agreement.
It was said that the party members, who paid for the forms based on the party’s guidelines, were waiting for the congressional committee to issue forms and select them for elections, they opened a parallel secretariat at Kalwa House in Jos when the committee met. refused to issue the forms.
The factional group in a statement issued Tuesday by its secretary, H.E. Nanman Maimagani Zhattau said that the dissident group headed by H.E. Rufus Bature has no proof of purchase of forms passed Monday, October 11, 2021 to challenge the state congress.
“Contrary to party guidelines for the conduct of district and local government congresses, what happened during state congresses in Plateau State was worse than what was seen at local government congresses.
“The alleged state congress that was said to have been held at the Crest Hotel was null and void because there was no way to review or identify the people who bought forms, just to say that they have held the congress and the acclaimed have emerged. winners.
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“The acclaimed winners cannot present proof of their bank tellers and when they paid their money for the different positions, because the latest data for the purchase of nomination forms ended on Monday, October 11, 2021.”
Hon. Zhatau explained that a group of policemen were dispatched to suppress his new secretariat at Kalwa House, where the real party officials emerged.