THE All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday *disclaimed any alleged parallel congress during the just concluded ward and local government congresses*.It said the only congresses recognised by the party were those carried out in line with the *party’s constitution*.In a statement issued by its *National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi*, the party said *only the congress committee charged by the party to conduct the exercise has the power to conduct the exercise*.
Abdullahi said *anybody who is not satisfied with the conduct of the congresses have the right to approach the appeals’ committees* set up by the *party for each of the states* to resolve their grievances.He said: “I have received *media requests on the issue of so-called parallel congresses* in a couple of states. *The party’s position is that there is no such thing as parallel congress*.
“The only *congress recognised by the party is that conducted in accordance with the party constitution*, which was *organised by the congress committee charged by the party to organise such congress*.
“We, therefore, regard any *so-called parallel congresses as exercise in futility and attempt to cause confusion in the party*.
“We wish to reiterate that any *party member, who has any genuine grievances regarding the congresses*, should *channel such through the Appeals Committee* in their respective states.”