The ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress APC, held yesterday July 31, 2021 across the 305 wards of the state has been adjourn as most peaceful in the history of party congresses in the state.
The exercise meant for the election of Ward exco (officials) of various wards level of the party began with the display of Ward Congress Committee (WCC) members as well as their various duty post ahead of the commencement of the Congress.
In the early hours of Saturday July 31 2021, the distribution of relevant Congress materials commenced with clinical perfection. The flawless and rancour free distribution of materials signalled a significant departure from business as usual. As at 9.30 am everyone had left the party secretariate at No 47 Okigwe Road Owerri, peacefully for their respective wards.
At the wards, the exercise witnessed impressive and tremendous turnout of party members who came out in their numbers to participate in the programme, wherein they, in a democratic atmosphere elected their officers without fear, harassment or intimidation as monitored and witnessed by officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other security agencies.
The successful conduct of the party congress devoid of any encumbrances and hitches is an eloquent testimony of the leadership stability of party and the unity of purpose.
Contrary to the expectations of naysayers and opposition political parties, the congresses recorded no single incident of violence and or obstruction of any kind across the state.
Reports available to us showed that the exercise across the state was free, fair and credible as party members freely elected their new ward party executives.
Commenting on the exercise, the Imo State Ward Congress Committee Chairman, Hon. Godwin Anaghue, while addressing newsmen said the ward congress was very peaceful and turn out very impressive.
“I can confirm to you that the exercise was peaceful and successful. As I speak, there is no single report of any irregularity. We made the process very open, participatory and transparent. You cannot fault the outcome of this exercise because we are not unmindful of public expectations”
Speaking further, he lauded the governor of the state, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma for providing a level play ground for every party stakeholders.
While the party congratulate and welcomes onboard all the elected ward officers who emerged victorious at the end of the exercise, the party also commend all members and stakeholders for the peaceful and successful conduct of the Congress.
APC… Everywhere you go!
Everywhere you go…Hope is the governor!
APC MEDIA CENTRE
August 1, 2021.