Coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Support groups has rejected the activities and continuation of interim executive put in place by the National Organising Secretary of the party, demanding that proper election should be held.
Some of the support groups, which were represented at a meeting held to prepare ground for proper election in Abuja, alleged that the present interim executives are planning to hijack the fight for change which some of them did not know how it started.
Addressing the leaders and representatives of the support groups in Abuja, the convener and the president of Electorate for Good Governance, Comrade Muhammed Baba Mustapha said all the groups represented at the meeting believed in the philosophy of change even before the coming together of APC.
He said: “We decided to come together as a body of all the support groups because we believe that individual groups cannot be talking to the party directly, we needed a common front through which we can communicate to the party.
“Now we have some unpatriotic citizens who want to hijack the fight we have fought by using the office of the National Organizing Secretary. It is unfortunately that when I spoke to the National Organising Secretary he said he was not aware that they were using his office.
“The National Chairman also through Segun Oni said they are not aware, and up till now these people are parading themselves as the interim executive of the coalition of APC support groups. We want to determine the election by ourselves because by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that of the party, it is support group who have the legitimate right to design the blueprint of how they will operate, while the party will serve as observer.
“This interim executives that are parading themselves as our executive, we did not put them there, they are illegitimate and we cannot work with anything they are bringing on the table, the congress will decide.”
Also speaking, President of Edo Arise Organization, Comrade Isaac Nsagbuefor, said they were the real support groups of APC who had worked hard and delivered but now demanding a full recognition from the party leadership.
He said: “The interim leaders of support groups have refused to call for election and the National Organising Secretary seems to be adamant. So, we are appealing that they should call for election so that we can know the way forward.”

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