The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday conducted parallel Ward Congress.
According to our Reporter who monitored the exercise in the Local Government, some party Stakeholders comprising of the State Commissioner of Environment, Chief Victor Omofaiye, member representing the Constituency, Hon. Kilani Olumo, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Sunday Faleke, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Women and Children Development, Princess Omotayo Adeleye Ishaya, APC Caretaker Chairman, Chief Samuel Abejide among others gathered at Iyara the Headquarters of the local government to elect new Ward officials through affirmation.
Speaking to Newsmen shortly after the exercise, the Environment Commissioner said the Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Taofiq Isa hijacked the forms for the Congress and failed to show up at the agreed venue for the Congress.
Chief Omofaiye described the conduct of the Chairman as an act of disloyalty and gross disrespect to the directive of the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello that all existing caretaker Executive at the Ward level to be returned as new Executive of the Party.
The member representing Ijumu Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Kilani Olumo on his part described the incident as unfortunate and an act of insubordination to the the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
It is very unfortunate, the meeting was scheduled by the Chairman to commence at 12 noon and he is no where to be found. I think it is uneducated and an act of insubordination for the Executive Governor of Kogi State to give you a directive and flaunt it.”.
Speaking, the Council Boss, Alhaji Taofiq Isa denied the conduct of Parallel Ward Congress in the Local Government by the stakeholders, said his was the authentic one