Delta APC Reconciliation Bid Faces Judicial Threats

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The crisis among chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State, has taken a new dimension with a threat to the Reconciliation and Peace Committee.

It may not be unconnected to the meeting of a “so-called ‘Expanded State Caucus’ of the APC in Delta State that appointed Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, as the chairman of a reconciliation committee to lead efforts for peace in the party.

An APC chieftain in the state, Michael Ukusare, has strongly advised and warned that the State Executive Council, (SEC), of the party in the state needs to urgently meet to constitute the committee.

He warned that failure to lawfully constitute the Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, “much-needed” Reconciliation and Peace Committee may result in its outcome “being trashed in either an administrative or judicial bin.”
Ukusare said this in a letter dated Saturday, May 4, 2024, addressed to Elder Omeni Sobotie, chairman of the party in the state.

According to him, Sobotie “clearly, absolutely and abused the powers” of his office under the party’s constitution and “acted in gross violation of same” when he ‘unilaterally called and chaired an illegitimate so-called ‘Expanded State Caucus’ meeting of the party in Asaba on April 22, 2024.’

“This is a serious breach of the party’s constitution but one is not inclined to focus on this breach. There is nothing like an ‘Expanded State Caucus’ in the entirety of the APC’s constitution and nobody can contest this naked factual reality.

“The appellation ‘Expanded State Caucus’ is alien to the APC Constitution and its operation. Article 11, paragraph B(ii) of the APC Constitution clearly provides for a State Caucus, as an organ of the party, not a ‘Expanded State Caucus’.”

The politician said that he has “tremendous respect for all leaders who attended or participated in that meeting, but the constitution defines the limit of our respect for people and processes.”

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