Bayo Oyewale ,Lokoja
The All Progressive Congress APC in Kogi State has once again elected parallel state executives.
The State Government led by Yahaya Bello conducted their State congress at Confluence Stadium in Lokoja, While the factional group held at St Peters Primary School in Felele ,the outskirt of the State Capital.
The Chairman of State Congress Committee, Alhaji Ali Mohammed Magshi explained that a total of 1017 as delegates were accredited for the exercise.
He explained that following the the consensus agreement by the faithfuls, the committee however affirmed the executives at the venue of the congress.
The Congress however produced Alhaji Abdullahi Bello aka Dollar as the Chairman, Deputy Chairman- Ibrahim Abdulrahman, State Secretary,Josiah Onoja _ Assistant Secretary,John Anjorin, Treasurer – Bola Oshe, Assistant Treasurer- Alhaja Bilikisu Olumoko, Legal Adviser – Barrister Babatunde James.
Others are Assistant Legal Adviser- Ndamodu Ali, state Organising Secretary Kabiru Idris, Assistant Organising Secretary Musa Audu .State Financial Secretary Andrew Dan ,Assistant financial Secretary- Barrister Samuel Megbule, Auditor – Kunle Ologunja ,Assistant Auditor Musa Yusuf ,PRO ,Jibrin Abu ,Assistant PRO -Abdul Yakubu ,State welfare officer – Dan Inua, Assistant Welfare-Abubakar Usman, State Vice Chairman Ibrahim Ahovi Women Leader- Hajia Rabi Haruna and host of others.
The Congress was supervised by the Kogi State Electoral Commissional
Meanwhile the faction has returned Alhaji Haddy Ametuo as Chairman and others,while they replaced those who had left.
The factional Congress which was held at the St Peter’s Primary, school Felele, Lokoja under strict a strict monitoring of the INEC.
The difference between the two parallel congresses, was one is going by affirmation as agreed by the National Working Committee of the party and signed, the other congress is the removal of the existing once with another set of people as new officials.
The returning officer, for the Haddy Ametuo faction, Mr. Theman Saurara said “Having successfully conducted the state Excos, I announced the return of all but two of the former state officers.
The officials whose positions were declared vacant are the Zonal vice chairman, Ibrahim Ahovi who was appointed by governor Bello as acting state chairman of the ruling party and the state youth leader, Emmanuel Jimoh.
Ahovi has yesterday been replaced with Alh. Abdullahi Bello aka Dollar, during the GYB factional congress.
In his acceptance speech the newly affirmed state chairman Alhaji Haddy Ametuo expressed gratitude to party members for the confidence reposed in him and his team, promising that their suffering would not go unrewarded.
” We suffer for this party together and we will all reap the fruits of our labour together “he added. This same set APC executives from ward to the state congress we just conducted worked hard to give President Buhari Victory in 2015 and it we again that will deliver kogi again come 2019.”
Ametuo while advising politicians to always conduct themselves and think of the party’s victory come 2019 general election.
The faction loyal to the Governor is yet to conclude theirs as at time of filling this report.