Gentlemen of the Press, I welcome you to this press briefing. I’m Chief Francis Inegbeniki, the State Vice Chairman (Edo Central) and the leader of APC in the senatorial district.
I’m also an aspirant for the position of APC State Chairman in Edo state, in the forthcoming nationwide state congresses of APC, slated for Saturday, 16th October 2021.
There is a rumor going round, that, I have stepped down or asked to step down. I’m here to set the record straight and therefore, I wish to state emphatically, that, I’m still in the race!
It is true that there was a kangaroo meeting, held few hours ago, where it was insinuated that, the Edo APC state congress will not hold as scheduled, but, rather a process that is alien to the ethos and principles of democracy will be adopted, whereby an incompetent state executives will be handpicked and imposed on the party.
I hereby dissociate myself from such undemocratic decision of a kangaroo and illegally constituted meeting.
I, and the majority of our party members, completely dissociate ourselves from that illegal meeting and it’s undemocratic decision, and as such, insist on a free and credible state congress as stipulated by the Constitution of APC and the congress guidelines released by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
We are by this medium appealing to the leadership of our party and the chairman of CECPC, His Excellency Mai Mala Buni to intervene and stop our party in Edo State from imminent political annihilation.