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Ondo ACN Disowns APC Merger C’ttee

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IMAGE: Senator Ajayi Boroffice. »


James Sowole
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Ondo State, Wednesday condemned in strong terms, the purported constitution of the steering committee for the merger of the party with the  All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state reportedly constituted by Senator Ajayi Boroffice.

Specifically, the party in a statement  issued by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Rotimi Agbede, after a meeting of its State Executive Committee, dissociated from the merger committee declaring that Boroffice-led merger panel was null and void because it was without the support of the national secretariat of the ACN.

Boroffice, a chieftain of the ACN had at the inauguration of the APC merger committee headed by him in Akure, said it was put in place to provide a framework for easy transmission to APC by the merging parties.

Reacting to the Boroffice’s action, the state chairmen of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party  (ANPP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), who also attended the meeting said they had ordered their members to work with the other merging group to commence mobilisation ahead of 2015 election.

However, the ACN in the state has directed its leaders and members to ignore the committee and exercise restraints in any matter pertaining to the merger plans by now pending a directive from its national secretariat.

The statement reads: “The meeting expressed its utter dismay and condemned in strong terms, a publication in some national dailies announcing the constitution of a steering committee for the APC purportedly by some members in the state.”

“The directives for the activities that will lead to the final consummation of the merger plans have been flowing directly from the national secretariats of the merging parties to all state chapters. The Ondo State chapter of the ACN as a disciplined organ is awaiting the directive of its national body in this regard.

“The state chapter of the party hereby declared the purported constitution of the steering committee of APC in the state as null and void since the said exercise did not receive the blessings of the state executive.
“The party urged all party leaders and members to exercise restraints in this regard and also implore journalists to cross check their facts and information with the party before publication.”

Agbede further explained that the meeting had studied reports of the party’s legal team on the election petitions tribunal verdict and expressed total confidence in the team’s ability to challenge the judgment at the Court of Appeal.

Article Credit: Thisday Newspaper

Updated 6 Years ago

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