Oyo APC Congress Appeal Panel begins hearing Monday
By Ojo Peter, Ibadan
As the nationwide Congresses of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) continues, members of the Party in Oyo State who might have complaints against the Conduct of September 4, 2021, Party’s Local Government Congresses in all the 33 LGAs have been put on alert to be ready to approach the Congress Appeal Panel sitting in Ibadan from Monday to submit and defend their positions.
The Panel, which has Barrister Chijioke Ozoemena and Barrister Bunmi Hilda as its Chairman and Secretary as well as three other members was inaugurated in Abuja late last week by the Secretary of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe alongside others deployed in the remaining 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
In a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Sunday by its Chairman, Barr. Chijioke Ozoemena, “the Panel has again been mandated to attend to all possible complaints and petitions from eligible Party faithful who genuinely participated in the September 4, 2021 exercise across the 33 Local Government Areas in Oyo state.
“Members of the Panel would begin its sitting on Monday 20th until Wednesday 22nd of September, 2021 when it is expected to round off its activities in the state. The venue of the sitting is the Party’s new State Secretariat at Oke-Ado, Ibadan while the time of the sitting is between 10 am to 5 pm daily.
“To this end, any member with genuine complaint or complaints is expected to come up with a petition to be addressed to the Secretary of the Panel and attach relevant documents or evidence to prove their basis of grievance or grievances.
“On our part, we are glad to be back in Oyo again for another important assignment considered imperative to the progress of our great Party (APC). We look forward to getting better co-operation and support from the concerned person as we promise to do justice to all and sundry.
“We also urge gladiators and other stakeholders within Oyo APC to remain calm and keep faith with the Progressive party as we all warm-up for the 2023 general election during which power will return to them in the state,” Ozoemena said.