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APC Crisis: Here’s what’s happening in Zamfara state- Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has broken his silence about what happened with the Zamfara Primaries.

At the moment, APC has problems with the primaries contested in Ogun, Zamfara and Imo

Speaking at a press conference, he  explained exactly what was going on in Zamfara.

“Our lawyers have taken up the case. INEC cannot disenfranchise the people and then award Zamfara state to the PDP or any other party”.

Oshiomhole also explained the situation in Rivers state where it seems there was a problem with the Primaries there too

“As a political party, we respect the judiciary, we also appreciate that in truth and in fact, democracy is basically about the celebration of the rule of law and not the rule of might. Based on this fact, which is not a choice, we are obliged to respect the rule of law and at the heart of that is total obedience to the letters and the spirit of judicial findings.” Oshiomhole began

READ: INEC ban: APC consulting lawyers for response on Zamfara

“In a demomocracy, there are orders that need to be obeyed. Therefore, the judgment of the Supreme Court, from the first page to the last page, is very clear that the court has nullified the ward congresses that were done by my predecessor in Rivers State and also nullified the state and local government congresses that were done in the state because, according to the Supreme Court, those congresses were done in spite of a subsisting court order.

“What is important is that as things stands, the highest court in the land has pronounced that those congresses did not meet the requirements of the law and are therefore not valid. As a law abiding party, we accept the decision of the court and we will call a meeting, in no distant future, of all the stakeholders in Rivers state to prepare them and to put the necessary machinery in place to conduct fresh ward, local government and state congresses in line with the provisions of the constitution of the APC. This we have to do in full obedience to the judgment of the Supreme Court”.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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