R-APC writes INEC, seeks nullification of APC convention


The Reformed-All Progressives Congress has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to nullify the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress held on June 23, 2018. The Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the APC was elected at the said convention. R-APC’s request was contained in a letter dated 4th July, 2018, which was signed by its National Chairman, Alhaji Buba Galadima, and addressed to the National Chairman of INEC.

A copy of the letter entitled: “Request to invalidate the purported election of National Officers of the All Progressives Congress and not to recognise them”, was seen in Abuja, on Wednesday. In the letter, Galadima said he was writing the letter as a foundation member of the APC, a member of its Board of Trustees, National Caucus and an automatic delegate at its national convention. He drew the attention of the INEC to what he said was “a purported convention” held by APC on 23rd June, 2018. He said the convention was flawed and undemocratic and that it followed disputed congresses held at various wards, local governments and states.

He said the flawed congresses which led up to the national convention were marred with serious irregularities and manipulations to the extent that in at least 22 states, parallel congresses were held and a different set of delegates and officers emerged.