No APC congress in Kebbi, stadium deserted
[5/20, 9:13 AM] nasirdambatta: Haliru Abdu Stadium, Birnin Kebbi, the venue for the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was deserted today by both contestants and delegates today.
Anxious journalists waited in vain between 9a.m and 4pm for both the contestants and delegates and the officials from the APC headquarters.
The whereabouts of all were unknown.
As at the time of filing this report, the venue of the congress was virtually empty, except for the presence of policemen and journalists.
Police presence was also visible at race course, another venue, apparently for fear of an aggrieved group holding a parallel congress in the state.
A party delegate from Suru Local Government, who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, expressed concern over the whole absurdity.
He said that since he came into Birnin Kebbi for the Congress, he was yet to see any party official.
“They just dumped us here for hours since morning. Nobody, including party officials, have said anything to us,” he said.
State publicity secretary, Alhaji Sani Dododo, could not be reached on phone.
However, NAN learnt that party officials and electoral committee members from the national headquarters, party elders and APC Local Government Chairmen were holding a closed door meeting in a place not disclosed to determine the fate of the exercise.