Rivers: Aggrieved APC members hold parallel congresses

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 18th, 2014

Amaechi APC rally 2Some aggrieved members of the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have held a parallel ward and local government congress to protest alleged injustice and discrimination in the party.

The aggrieved APC members, who emerged from Legacy party, said they demanded for ten percent membership into positions at the ward, local government and state congresses of the APC.

Leader of the aggrieved members, Mmuen Kpagane expressed displeasure at the manner in which the Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and other leaders are allegedly discriminating against members of the Legacy party.

According to the statement made available by the Legacy group, the former members of ACN, ANPP and CPC popularly refer to as Legacy parties within the APC said, “we demand that as this congresses are going on members of the Legacy parties should be made Chairman or Secretary during the congress.

“But since they have refused to consider our plea, we have conducted our own ward and Local government congresses”.

Kpagane also warned that if the decision to include members of the legacy party in the state is not honoured, they will not hesitate to hold their own congress next week.

“We are saying if these wrongs done to us are not corrected, we will also conduct our own parallel State congress to let the Governor know our grievances”, Kpagane warned.

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