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APC State Chairmen Forum denies passing Vote of Confidence on Oshiomhole

… Plans to meet before NEC

By Ezeocha Nzeh

The All Progressives Congress (APC) State Chairmen Forum Tuesday denied reports that the forum has passed a Vote of Cconfidence on the suspended national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

The forum in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Hon. Lawan, said it would however meet before the March 17th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, to take a position of the current APC leadership crisis

The Publicity Secretary who described the reported vote of confidence as fraudulent maintained that the State Chairmen have never met to deliberate of the crisis

On Monday, the Forum’s Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori and the Secretary, Dr. Ben Nwoye, allegedly signed a statement, passing a Vote of Confidence on the suspended National Chairman.

According to Liman, the Forum has not met but would meet before the NEC meeting, scheduled for next week, Tuesday, 17th March, 2020.

“l have told them that no such thing happened and that they should disregard the statement”, said Hon. Liman.

“We had agreed, in the past, that nobody should issue a statement, in the name of the Forum, if the chairmen had not met and accepted the release of such statements”.

On the Court orders on the APC National Chairman, Liman said that they would enjoin all Party Members to wait for the outcome of the Court cases.

He charged members to exercise patience, with the hope that the crisis, in the Party, would soon be resolved.

“l want to confirm to my colleagues that there was no meeting held and there was no statement issued to pass a Vote of Confidence on the National Chairman”.

“All issues would be resolved at the next NEC meeting and, hopefully, we will hold a meeting of the Forum before the said NEC meeting”.

“We will not, in any way, bring the name of the Forum to disrepute by doing what will take away our credibility”.

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