A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta state, Great Ogboru has accused the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun of unduely interfering in the congresses of the party in the state against the provisions of the party.
Ogboru who accompanied the Chairman of the Delta state Congress Committee to present its report to the National Working Committee said the Chairman was unduely interfering in the congresses, pointing out that the actions of the chairman run contrary to the party constitution and the guidelines for the congress.
He said “I felt last week that the national chairman of the party interfered unduly, unjustly and unconstitutionally in the conduct of the congress in Delta state but I am not so sure if this is the appropriate place to say it.
“It is sufficient to say that there was undue interference in the process which we felt that the chairman has no authority to do and which we told him to his face that what he did was not only unconstitutional but a slap on democracy.”
The Chairman Ward and LGA Congress for Delta state, Alhaji Dododo told newsmen that the congresses conducted and supervised by him were peaceful and carried out in line with the party guidelines.
He said “Last week, we submitted the report of the ward congress conducted in Delta state and we are here today to submit the report of the Local Government Area congress. I had gathered all the delegates and stakeholders in Asaba and after addressing them we had swung into action with the conduct of the election in the presence of the INEC representative.
“There was no violence, rancour or intimidation during the congress. All the stakeholders are in the same page. There was only one single congress held in Delta state and it is the one I chaired. Senator Omo-Agege, Minister of State for Petroleum, Great Ogburu and all the state leadership of the party among other stakeholders are with me. We had lots of challenges but they are part of politics.”
He claimed ignorance of a parallel congress in the state, saying he was sent to ensure unity of the party in the state and worked the relevant stakeholders t9 actualise the task given to him.