Oyo APC holds parallel congresses in Ibadan


The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State took another dimension on Saturday when two factions of the party organised parallel congresses.

Local Government Congresses of the party were held across the country on Saturday.

It was, however, gathered that two factions of the party held parallel congresses in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

The parallel congresses of APC were held in Ibadan North Local Government Area.

Our correspondent gathered that a faction of the party held its congress at Oke Apon in Yemetu Area while another faction held theirs at Emmanuel College, Samonda Area of Ibadan.

The Oke Apon congress was supervised by a national officer of the party from the state while the one held at Emmanuel College was supervised by a member of the House of Representatives.

At the end of the Oke Apon congress, Tirimisiyu Saka was elected as the APC Chairman for the local government.

26 other executive members of the party at the local government area were also elected.

The names of the winners of the congress held at Emmanuel College have not been released as at the time of filing this report.

Public Relations Officer of the party in the state, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde confirmed the development to newsmen.

Olatunde in a telephone conversation noted that the issue is a family affair.

He maintained that the crisis would soon be resolved.

Olatunde who spoke Saturday night said, “there is no other reaction than to say that I am aware. Yes. I am aware.

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