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Be Up and Doing, Salako-Oyedele Tells Elected Leaders As Ogun APC Holds Hitch - free Ward Congress

             •Deputy Gov Salako-Oyedele


By Adekunle Mariam, Abeokuta

Ogun state Deputy governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has advised the 
newly elected ward leaders across the State's 236 wards to regard the position as a call to duty which requires utmost sense of responsibility on their parts.

Salako-Oyedele gave the advice at her Otta ward 3, where she took part in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Congress conducted in the State today (Saturday).

She informed the ward leaders that they now serve as the link between the APC's apex body and members at the grassroot,  urging them to spread its message across board for better performance during elections.

Engr Salako-Oyedele also admonished the party representatives to continue to support the leadership at the state and national levels in ensuring good governance.

Speaking on the conduct of the Congress in her ward, the Deputy Governor said the exercise in Otta ward 3 was hitch - free and all inclusive as the APC members unanimously agreed to the choice the executive members of the party at the ward which has 76 polling units.

Meanwhile,  the Chairman of the Ogun State Ward Congress Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Wale Ohu, has declared that there was no parallel election of party executives into the 236 wards throughout the state.

Ohu made the declaration on Saturday evening while briefing newsmen at Ogun State Secretariat of the APC, Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta, submitting that the ward congress was conducted throughout the state without any hitch.

             
Ohu said, "nobody will try a parallel congress in the APC because the party gave a clear directive and anyone  who tries that is engaging in anti-party activity and it is null and void.

"So we never expected any reasonable and loyal party member to even think of any parallel congress, so there was none".

The Committee chairman stated further that "the turnout of  members at the stakeholders' meeting was an evidence of what we saw today. Anyone who is a gladiator in APC in the state was at the stakeholders forum and there was no dissenting view. All of them spoke commonly that they were ready to work together with us to have a hitch-free congress and that was what we had today."
He disclosed that on arrival in the state some days ago, his committee had, apart from convening a stakeholders meeting,  also screened candidates, carried out training for officials used in conducting the congress, as well as put other modalities in place to ensure a rancour free congress.

He added that the ward congress  started at about 9a.m on Saturday morning, with Committee members moving round to monitor the conduct of the congress in the three senatorial sistricts, adding that the exercise monitored by the Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) officials was free and fair with massive turnout.

"I can say with all sense of responsibility that today's Ward Congress in Ogun State is one of the freest congresses conducted anywhere in this country. The turnout was massive. The process was rancour free in all the 236 wards. It is an indication that the party is well grounded in Ogun", Ohu submitted.

             

The Committee Chairman hinted that they were in the State on the authority of the national headquarters, to unite the party as a divided house could not stand, added that with the successful conclusion of the Congress, it was believed that the exco of party at the grassroots, would work to make the party even stronger.

Also, governor, Dapo Abiodun joined other members of the APC in his Iperu Ward 3, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state to partake in the Ward Congress and described the exercise as peaceful.

Abiodun, who made this known in a chat with newsmen shortly after participating in the Ward Congress where 531 party members partook in the exercise, noted that he was happy at the turnout of members of the party at the congress.

While observing that the exercise was in line with what the Caretaker Extraordinary Committee on Convention Planning had prescribed in preparation for the National Convention of the party, added that the exercise was the beginning of the house keeping exercise that would ensure that the party has people who are properly voted into office.

"What we are doing here today is in line with what the Caretaker Extraordinary Committee on Convention Planning has prescribed that we do so that we put our house in order in APC.

"We appreciate that what we had thus far for a few months are caretaker committees at different organisational levels of the party from the ward to the local government to the state and the national.

"So, basically, what we are doing is the beginning of the house keeping exercise to ensure that we have people who are properly voted into office that will now become substantive office holders from the ward levels and up," he said.

Abiodun said that the congress in his ward was a consensus arrangement which was ratified through an electoral process, assuring party faithful that he would ensure that the ward is empowered to perform its duties.

"There was a consensus arrangement here. However, it was important for that consensus arrangement to still be ratified by the electorate and that was dully done and I am very satisfied with the exercise. I have called round a few local governments, I understand that what has happened here is going on in other local governments and the exercise has been thus peaceful and inclusive.

"From now on, you will see lots of difference in the way our ward chairmen now operate as we will give them all the needed support to be able to perform their tasks as chairmen and hold ward meetings as and when due," the governor pointed out.

He further assured the people of Ikenne Local Government that his administration would ensure it completes the Bethel Road, which he said is one of theThe Chairman of the Ogun State Ward Congress Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wale Ohu, has declared that there was no parallel election of party executives into the 236 wards throughout the state.

Ohu, who gave this declaration on Saturday evening while briefing newsmen at Ogun State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta, equally submitted that the ward congress was conducted throughout the state without any hitch.

He insisted that there was no parallel congress conducted anywhere in the state.

Ohu said, "nobody will try a parallel congress in the APC because the party gave a clear directive and anyone  who tries that is engaging in anti-party activity and it is null and void.

"So we never expected any reasonable and loyal party member to even think of any parallel congress, so there was none".

The Committee chairman stated further that "the turnout of  members at the stakeholders' meeting was an evidence of what we saw today. Anyone who is a gladiator in APC in the state was at the stakeholders forum and there was no dissenting view. All of them spoke commonly that they were ready to work together with us to have a hitch-free congress and that was what we had today".
 
He disclosed that on arrival in the state some days ago, his committee had, apart from convening a stakeholders meeting,  also screened candidates, carried out training for officials used in conducting the congress, as well as put other modalities in place to ensure a rancour free congress.

He added that the ward congress  started at about 9a.m on Saturday morning, with Committee members moving round to monitor the conduct of the congress in the three senatorial sistricts, adding that the exercise monitored by the Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) officials was free and fair with massive turnout.

"I can say with all sense of responsibility that today's Ward Congress in Ogun State is one of the freest congresses conducted anywhere in this country. The turnout was massive. The process was rancour free in all the 236 wards. It is an indication that the party is well grounded in Ogun", Ohu submitted.

The Committee Chairman hinted that they were in the State on the authority of the national headquarters, to unite the party as a divided house could not stand, added that with the successful conclusion of the Congress, it was believed that the exco of party at the grassroots, would work to make the party even stronger. party in the ward for their support during the Congress, noted that the party would continue to wax stronger in the ward and local government.

The Ward Congress had in attendance members of the Ogun State Congress Committee of the APC from the party headquarters in Abuja.



 

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