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Anirah Urges Delta APC Members To Resolve Delta Crisis

Anirah Urges Delta APC Members To Resolve Delta Crisis
Posted: Sep 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

John Dugbe Ughelli

Chief Felix Anirah, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State and a former House of Assembly candidate for Sapele State Constituency, has urged the national leadership of the party to take urgent steps to resolve the crisis rocking the party in the state.

Chief Anirah expressed reservation over the decision of the state executive of the party to set up a committee to investigate 47 members of the Sen. Francis Okpozo-led group who signed a published communiqué purportedly sacking the state executive and called on the party leaders to close ranks.

In an expanded executive meeting held at Emede on Sunday, September 18, 2016, the party set up a seven-man committee to investigate the 47 members for what was described as an act of insubordination and perpetuation of illegality.

The committee was given three days to submit its report and recommendations to the exco.

The former Chairman of Sapele Local Government Area noted that with the calibre of people that were involved in the alleged anti-party activities, the leadership of the party in the state should tread cautiously in order not to throw away the baby with the bath water.

Chief Anirah said, “The choice of the disciplinary committee is that of the state executive. I would say without fear that it was an arrangement done by the state executive and they only want the membership of the party to rubber stamp it, which of course, I feel, is not democratic. Even if the disciplinary committee does anything, they have the right to appeal.”

On how to end crisis in the party he said that “when meaningful leaders of the party intervene, all of this will stop,” adding that “basically, a group of persons are just struggling for space without thinking of how the victory of 2019 in Delta State would come.”

“What are they fighting for? We all should be ashamed that we lost the election and think of how we can win in 2019, but here we are fighting over nothing,” he stated.

He therefore called on members to unite and ensure that the party wins the 2019 election. “All warring factions should sheathe their swords and give peace a chance for absolute democracy,” he stated.