The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogbonicha ward in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, has on Tuesday disowned the Chairman of the parallel Caretaker Committee of the ruling party under the platform of Progressives Youth Movement (PYM), Prince Mustapha Mona Audu.
The ward chairman of the party, Hon. Peter Onoja, who spoke with Journalists in Lokoja said, Prince Audu has long ceased to be a member of the Party, the All Progressives Congress in Ogbonicha Ward.
“The said Prince Mustapha Mona Audu who was disqualified by the Primaries Screening Committee for the 2019 Kogi State Gubernatorial Election for failing to meet the basic constitutional requirements has since boycotted the Party.”
“Most importantly he refused, neglected and failed to revalidate his membership of the Party at his polling unit as required of all law-abiding members during the APC Nationwide Registration and Revalidation exercise in 2021, thus allowing his membership to elapse and his name to be struck out from the register of the APC at his Ogbonicha Ward, Ofu LGA of Kogi State.”
“In the light of the foregoing, Prince Mustapha Mona Audu does not belong to the APC and his activities in the so-called “Progressive Youth Movement” are unknown and unaccepted to the Ogbonicha Ward, Ofu LGA chapter of the APC.”
While condemning the action of Prince Audu by declaring a parallel leadership of the party, Hon. Onoja said the party at the Ogbonicha ward l, has deplored the unwarranted attack by the Prince Audu led PYM on the Caretaker/extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling party.
“It has come to the notice of the Obonicha Ward, Ofu LGA Chapter of the All Progressives Congress that a certain Prince Mustapha Mona Audu and some unscrupulous individuals organized a Press Conference in Abuja on Monday 29th November 2021 whereat the amorphous group claimed to have formed a parallel Caretaker Committee of our Great Party (APC) under an unknown platform called Progressive Youth Movement (PYM).”
“Moreover, we deplore in the strongest possible terms the unwarranted and unlawful attack on the CECPC as the national managers of our party, a position that has been severally confirmed and strengthened by every hierarchy of court in Nigeria, including the Supreme Court,” he added.
Hon. Onoja however confirmed the Ogbonicha Party ward executive’s support for the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).