The All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government Area congress held across the 13 LGA of the state on Saturday, was generally peaceful and violence-free.
A correspondent who monitored the exercise across several councils of the state reports that voters conducted themselves creditably while internal mechanisms were used to resolve conflicting issues.
The party adopted a harmonisation process which accommodated the views of the stakeholders, a factor that can be attributed to the orderly conduct.
Dr Kenneth Ugbala, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) said at Onuke, headquarters of Ezza South LGA that the exercise was conducted peacefully because the party faithful were disciplined.
“The party places priority on discipline and accommodation of varying interests and that is why the exercise was conducted without rancour or acrimony,”.
Mrs Nkechinyere Iyioku, Chairman of Ohaozara LGA of the state said that all complaints recorded during the process in the area had been handled amicably.
“We adopted an accommodating process which ensured that the interest of the party overrode that of any individual or group,” she said.
Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, state Caretaker Chairman of the party, commended party faithful for their orderly conduct, noting that it portended good tidings for it.
“You all monitored the exercise with us and can attest that members heeded to the call from the governor and major stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free process.
“I have not received a call over any hitch or incidence of misconduct and this showed that the discipline we want to enshrine is bearing fruits,”.
He noted that the party was cautious in handling affairs of the congress, noting that the people were the backbone of political processes across the globe.
Gov. David Umahi had earlier advocated for a peaceful congress and urged stakeholders in the senatorial zones to accommodate all segments of all LGAs transparently.
Chief Ideato Okorie, the APC Congress Committee Chairman to Ebonyi, had also thanked the party faithful for their orderly conduct during the ward congress and cooperation with the committee.
“I urge you all to replicate same during the LGA Congress to sustain the party’s ideal in the state,”