The State of Osun Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced the process of screening delegates for the forthcoming National Convention of the party scheduled to hold in June.
The exercise, aimed at filling existing vacancies in the delegate list from the state was held at the party’s secretariat along Gbongan-Ibadan road.
It was supervised by Congress Committee and Appeal Committee for the state as well as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representatives, where 3 delegates were picked from each of the 30 local government councils.
The new delegates would join the statutory delegates list to replace those who have died, those who have withdrawn from partisan politics, those who have pending criminal cases, those who have been suspended or accused of anti-party activities, those who left the party for another one or those who have been convicted by court of law.
Speaking at the exercise, the leader of Committee, Hon. Salisu Mamman said that the committee came to Osogbo, Osun State at the instance of National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to conduct update of the delegate list from the state.
He explained that they are not in the state for party’s congress proper because the tenure of the present state executive will lapse in October 20, 2018 adding that all members of the state executive would remain in office till then stressing that by so there is no need for fresh congress in the state at present.
Mamman noted that the committee will come back sometimes in October at the expiration of the tenure of the present executive to conduct congress to fill vacancies into the state executive of the party.
The Chairman of the committee further said that both the make-up delegates and statutory delegates would join others from across the 36 states of the federation to perform major crucial assignment to elect new national leaders that would pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years and as well participate at the presidential primary to determine who becomes the party’s candidate for 2019 Presidential Election.
He therefore appealed to them to conduct themselves in a very mature manner to see to the smooth running of the affairs of the party at various levels.