The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has said the party will not dissolve the party structure in Kogi State.
This revelation was made by the party chairman when stakeholders in the state chapter led by serving Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District and former Senator Alex Kadiri met with the party leadership at the party secretariat in Abuja on Monday.
Speaking after the meeting with journalists, Senator Alex Kadiri said: “We met with the national chairman and his team and were assured that the National Working Committee will not tamper with the APC in Kogi State. That is very important to us. We got an affirmation from the chairman that it is not in their agenda in the (NWC) meeting tomorrow.
“The executive of the APC at all levels in Kogi State will not be dissolved because there is a procedure for the dissolution at the state level even at the national level.”
Kadiri also said they disabuse the mind of the national chairman over the fact that people have accused some persons of moving funds from Kogi to Abuja saying, “the chairman has assured us that his hands are clean on this matter and we believe him.
“That the Tony Momoh led reconciliation committee has actually submitted their report and will be considered by the National Working Committee at their meeting tomorrow; because APC members in the state are anxiously waiting for the outcome of that report.
“It is that report that has made the leaders of APC to be calm and not to do anything that will disrupt the party. And it is not our intention to destroy this party.
But we have always said this that politics is a game of interest and relevance. If your interest is not being protected and people do not find you relevant, then there’s no point being there.”
Speaking on the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the hallowed chambers, the member of the sixth National Assembly, Senator Kadiri said: “We are satisfied with the position of the national chairman that he will never do anything to frustrate the leaders of the APC in Kogi State.
And I can assure you that on our part, all the serving senators in APC, all the former senators from Kogi State including Senator Ohiare, Abdul Abubakar and myself are all behind Senator Dino Melaye in this fight.
“We believe that his fight is just, we believe that it is not right for APC to fold its hands and see the only APC Senator left in Kogi State be taken out of the Senate chambers.
We believe that we must fight to keep our senator in the National Assembly. We also believe that the process of recall being orchestrated is all based on falsehood.
Dead persons names are there, people who do not have PVC to vote were there and I hope you remember that total votes cast for all those who ran for Senate for Kogi West in the last election came to about 133,000, but those who claim to have signed petition to withdraw Dino from the National Assembly are around 188 thousand.
It is an exercise in futility. He has done us proud and we will stand by him,” he added.