The All Progressives Congress (APC) has canceled its ward congresses held throughout all seven local government areas of Edo South Senatorial District on Tuesday and rescheduled same for Saturday, April 12.
A meeting of Stakeholders of APC in the Senatorial District presided over by Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole with National Leaders, Chief Tom Ikimi and Chief John Oyegun resolved to cancel the exercise last night after considering all complaints by the various contending factions.
This painful decision was taken in the interest of peace, fair-play and above all, in the spirit of democracy to which APC is committed.
However, APC is aware of attempt by PDP to infiltrate its ranks through the congress.
APC is particularly monitoring PDP bargain with one of its faction in Edo South whose leader PDP has promised Senatorial ticket for himself, UBTH Chief Medical Director for his wife and lucrative role in Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organization under which some of his supporters have been shortlisted for different assignments, if the outcome of the congress does not favour his governorship ambition in APC.
All the premature press statements by some of the protesters to disparage and blackmail the party even before they complained formally to the authority are part of this plot to bring down APC for PDP.
The allegation that the State Congress Committee from Abuja appointed ward congress committees from supporters of one faction only is equally part of this destabilization agenda because all APC stakeholders including those who are now complaining unanimously mandated the committee to pick names randomly from list of ad-hoc staff who performed APC membership registration exercise in February.
APC shall therefore do all it can to fulfill all righteousness and leave all traitors to expose themselves.
Only a fool will wait to be blinded by a foreseen missile.
The leadership apologizes to all APC members in Edo South for the inconveniencies caused them by this painful decision and appealed to them to come back with their membership registration slips to their various ward collating centres peacefully on Saturday.
This is a bitter pill we have to swallow to put our detractors to shame.
Comrade Godwin Erhahon
Interim State Publicity Secretary