APC describes parallel congress as exercise in futility

The All Progressives congress (APC) says there is no such thing as parallel congress, hence any form of parallel congress held during any of its congresses is an exercise in futility.

Bolaji Abdullahi, national publicity secretary of the party, made this known in a statement on Monday.

Abdullahi said this in response to media requests on “parallel congresses” in some states.

In Borno, Ondo, Kogi and Kano, there were instances of parallel congresses at both the ward and local government congresses.

A parallel exercise was also reported to have taken place in Oyo state in the local government congress but Abdullahi insisted that the party would not acknowledge that.

“The party 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,” the statement read.

“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. “