2023 Election: APGA Leadership Releases The Modes of Conduct For APGA Ward Congresses
09 May 2022
Ahead of the forthcoming APGA primaries for the election of candidates to carry the party’s flag ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA has released the modalities for the conduct of the party’s ward congresses for the election of ad-hoc delegates.
In a press release signed by Ifeanyi Mbaeri, Esq., National Organizing Secretary of APGA, on behalf of the party and made available to the public on May 8, 2022, the party stated it’s mode of conduct in compliance with Articles 1 and 2 of the APGA Electoral Guidelines for 2022 Primary Election.
The statement reads:
In compliance with Articles 1 and 2 of the APGA Electoral Guidelines for 2022 Primary Election, Ward Congresses of APGA will hold on May 10, 2022 for the election of 3 ad-hoc delegates per Ward for the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship primaries.
As stated in previous press release, there shall be 3 separate ad-hoc delegates per Ward, for each of State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship primary election, bringing to 12 the total number of ad-hoc delegates per Ward.
In the light of the foregoing, the National Working Committee hereby issues the following modalities for the proper and transparent conduct of the exercise:
1. There shall be appointed a 3 man Ward Congress Committee to be appointed by the National Working committee. The Committee shall ensure the peaceful and transparent conduct of the Ad-hoc delegates Congresses in each state of the Federation and shall transmit the outcome/result of the exercise in each state to National Secretariat on or before the 12th of May, 2022.
2. The Ward Congress Committee shall appoint an Electoral Officer/Returning Officer for each Local Government. It shall be the duty of the LG Electoral Officer/Returning Officer to oversee the conduct of the exercise in each Local Government Area and subsequently transmit the outcome/result of the exercise to the Ward Congress Committee.
3. The 3 ad hoc delegates for each primary election shall be elected on the spot from among the accredited members of the Ward at the designated Congress venue for each Ward.
4. The instrument of accreditation shall be the membership register of the Ward. Prospective aspirants and indeed duly registered members of the party in the wards are required to present their membership card and any valid means of Identification for proper accreditation.
5. The Ward Chairman of each ward shall serve as the Ward Returning Officer in each ward and shall sign the relevant portion of the result sheet at the end of the exercise. The Ward chairman shall thereafter transmit the outcome/result of the Ward Congress to the LG Electoral/Returning Officer for onward transmission to the Ward Congress Committee.
6. The National Working Committee restates that there shall be no purported prior writing/compilation of lists of ad-hoc delegates. Aspirants are advised to mobilise members of the party in each ward to actively participate in the Ward Congress as INEC observers shall be on ground to monitor the exercise.
7. The National Working Committee hereby warns all aspirants and indeed all members of the party that the National Working Committee has not designated any individual to collect money or indeed any form of gratification to influence the outcome of the Ward Congresses. Any prospective aspirant or party member who flouts this warning shall be *DISQUALIFIED* from participating in the exercise.
Upon conclusion of the Ward Congresses, the Ward Congress Panel for each state shall collate the outcome for immediate transmission to the National Secretariat of APGA.
The Ward Congress Panel must submit a Comprehensive List of Delegates (statutory/ad-hoc) for each state to the National Chairman on or before May 12, 2022.