Chairman of the Ward Congress Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Joseph Dogo, has said the committee has enough documented evidence to prove that the congress held in the state.
"We like to urge the leadership of APC in the State to impress it on their members the need to shun violence and adhere strictly to the rules and regulations during the forthcoming APC Ward Congress election".
He said: "The National Convention Committee should consider the Gombe State ward congress as a total failure, disgrace and agent of disunity". Engr. Mayokun Ilo stated this after the conclusion of the exercise in his Eggua ward in Ketu Constituency, Yewa North Local Government Area.
"Our worry is that some leaders of the party deliberately want to obstruct the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses to achieve a predetermined result".
The ward congress at Madobi, the local government of Mr Kwankwaso was supervised by his political rival, Kano State's Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, Musa Kwankwaso.
The deputy governor complained in the media when his younger brother was removed from the chairmanship of APC in Mandawari ward in Gwale.
Mr Abubakar has not officially provided any reason for his boycott of the congress amidst speculations he is a loyalist of Mr Kwankwaso.
The party especially commended members who served in the congress committees for their dedication and impartiality.
The aspirant assured that the congresses were very peaceful considering the fact that the party wants to take over power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as such, disunity will not allow them to achieve victory.
"The turn out is so encouraging, apart from being peaceful".
A correspondent of NAN who visited Limancin-Kona, Kwarbai A, Kwarbai B, Kaura, Gyallesu, Kufena, Muchia, Chikaji, Jama'a, Samaru and Bomo wards among others reports that many party members were gathered at designated areas waiting for take-off of the exercise. It is a great joy for me.