Edo: Inegbeniki cries for help over imminent Party collapse

Frontline aspirant for the Chairmanship position of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Francis Inegbiniki has called on the leadership of the party, ably led by His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni to save Edo State APC from imminent collapse as a result of the few self centered individuals within the Party who have perfected their plans to truncate the State Congress slated for Saturday the 16th of October, 2021.

In a Press Release to Journalists in Benin City, Chief Inegbiniki said that, these individuals held a kangaroo meeting where they resolved to stage manage the Congress through Consensus which over eighty percent of the leaders of the Party have vehemently rejected.

He said that he was prepared to accept the outcome, if the Congress is properly conducted, but for few to take unpopular decision about the Congress is undemocratic and inimical for the growth of the Party.

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He appealed to party members especially the delegates to dispel rumour that, he has stepped down or he has been asked to step down for such rumour is been peddled by those who want to foster a stooge on the party.

He appealed to them (delegates), to give him their votes and promised to breath life into the party, if he becomes the Chairman.

Another leader of the Party who does not want his name in print expressed disappointment over the uncivilized and undemocratic manner, some few individuals are going about the Congress. He challenged such people to prepare for the Congress if their candidate is really popular and acceptable.

In his words, “the contenders are members of the party, the outcome of the Congress will be more acceptable to members, if it is democratically conducted, to cut corners will be disastrous for the party, especially now that it is the opposition party in the State”.

“Those who want to destroy the party because of their future aspirations, should desist and allow a free, fair and credible Congress, because that is the only way we can have a party that we can call our own”.

Meanwhile, the hope for a full blown Congress is rising. Our Reporter gathered that the delegates from the one hundred and ninety two wards in the state have been invited to the Congress on Saturday.

This is a deviation from the stand of some few leaders who met earlier to push for consensus.

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