By Garba Mohammad
The Chairman Adamawa State Congress Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Titus Olapitan has disclosed on Saturday that ward congresses in the state may likely take place next Wednesday.
Olupitan who made the disclosure at the state secretariat complex of the party said some of the factors that may cause the delay have to do with constitutional provisions while the geography of the state was another cause for the delay.
“We have an obligation to give INEC 48 hour notice before the conduct of the congress. I also understand that the state is very large and before the people can come and collect their documents it will take about two days,” he said.
He said the reason why the documentation exercise started late in the state was due to the late arrival of officials and working materials saying that the committee will work round the clock to ensure that the lost time was covered.
“We should have started early today but we came in very late yesterday with the documents from Abuja and seeing the situation, we believe we will not be able to do a thorough job.
“If we start today the exercise will not be thorough because all the documents have to be transported to the various local Governments and wards of the state so that they can have materials to work with,” he added.
The Chairman Congress Committee said that the procedure for the documentation involved tendering of bank tellers by the aspiring candidates which will be exchanged with nomination forms after due verification.
“People who are interested in the offices should come with their tellers in exchange for nomination forms they will fill the nomination form and by tomorrow we distribute all the documents and latest Tuesday we do the congresses depending on the progress. If we finished distribution we will do the congress on Tuesday but if not latest on Wednesday,” he stated.
Our Correspondent who was at the APC secretariat observed that the documentation exercise commenced at about 12:00pm and it was being organized according to the three senatorial districts of the state.