A chairmanship aspirant in the just concluded state congress of the All Progressive Congress in Benue State, Omale Omale, on Friday vowed to explore all mechanism within and without the party to claim the party chairmanship seat in the state.

Omale had at the just concluded state congress of the APC abandoned the congress midway when it became apparent to him that the certain persons in the party jettisoned the decision of the party leadership in Benue South Senatorial district which had picked him through a consensus.

While reacting to a press conference where the newly-elected officials of the party led by the Deputy Chairman-elect, Hon. Stephen Tsav, disowned him (Omale) on Thursday, Omale wondered how the elected officials can begin to perform the functions of their offices when they were yet to be inaugurated.

“Until the national secretariat affirms the report of the congress, declares and inaugurates the chairman in Abuja and authorise him to come back and inaugurate the other state executives, there is, strictly speaking, no executive of the party that can have access to the secretariat of the party to begin to discharge functions from the office they claim to have been elected into.

“It is upon inauguration that you begin to perform the functions of your several offices or functions of your offices as a committee.

“Nevertheless, we are keeping our fingers crossed being law-abiding members of the party. We will exhaust all internal mechanism for the determination of our right as the valid and authentic APC chairman in Benue State.

“And at the close of this internal mechanism, if we are satisfied, to God be the glory. We do know that the party will indeed not make any mistake by not declaring us because doing otherwise is an invitation to killing and destroying the party in Benue State that somebody has set out to do.

“And what is more? The close of every congress turns out executives-elect, and until you are affirmed by the final organ in the electoral chain process which is the national working committee, you will not be inaugurated.

“To rush to the secretariat of the party is a tacit attack on the current executive of our party in Benue State led by Comrade Abba Yaro. Regrettably, this can only happen where the leadership of the party encourage impunity,” Omale said.

Omale who urged all APC members and the Benue people to remain calm said, “we will explore and exhaust all lawful steps within and without the permission of the party.

“And we are very optimistic that the law and the guidelines made pursuant thereto are on our side. A little will do a whole lot. I trust that by the time we take the leadership of our party in Benue, the people will truly own the party and they will determine the secretariat of the party. They will determine how to put that secretariat to use, they will determine the next and necessary consequential step that they will take to develop and to strengthen the party in Benue State.”










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