AmanamHillary Umo-Udofia | Uyo
A five-man appeal committee delegated by the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today Friday 13th August, 2021 arrived Akwa Ibom State to entertain petitions and complaints emanating from the Ward Congress conducted across the state.
The panel led by Senator Abubakar Girei were recieved at the State Secretariat of the party by the State Caretaker Chairman Dr. Ita Udosen flanked by other members of the State working Committee and immediately undertook a tour of the office to inspect the state of the facility.
Other members of the committee include Ms Debbie Nicol (Secretary), Abdulhamid Dankyarko (Member), Mrs Prisca Ogbonna (Member) and Grema Kyari (Member).
Dr. Udosen commended the National Caretaker Committee of the party for exemplary leadership and providing a window for appeals saying it was a development that will give everyone a true sense of belonging, urging aggrieved members to ventilate their complaints through the internal conflict resolution mechanisms of the party.
Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the committee held at the party's office, the Chairman Senator Girei harped that members of the APC have a responsibility in rebuilding and repositioning this party to remain Nigeria’s leading political party come 2023 and assured that every petition recieved by the committee will be treated accordingly.
"I am an advocate of power shift, there's nothing that stops an Akwa Ibom person from becoming our President. All of that boils down to the efforts we put at this building state. Let me assure you that members of this committee are here to do nothing but justice”, Senator Girei added.
In the same vein, the committee Secretary, Ms Debbie Nicol called on all complainants and petitioners to submit appeals or petitions arising from the conduct of the just-concluded Ward Congresses of Saturday, July 31, 2021, if any, in 10 copies to the Administrative Secretary of the Party, Mr. Asian Ebong at the State Party Secretariat for onward transmission to the Committee latest Monday, August 16, 2021 by 12noon.
According to her, the committee enjoins concerned members of the party to use this platform of appeal provided by the party to channel issues for proper mediation.
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