APC Membership Registration: CPC Caucus Cries Marginalisation

Source: pointblanknews.com

Leaders of the defunct Congress of Progressive Change, CPC in Ogun State

have expressed serious concern about the way the national leadership of

the party has allegedly skewed party harmonisation and membership

registration against former governorship candidates, who are also state

Leaders of their legacy parties, while completely handing over the

process to state Governors.
The caucus of the defunct CPC in Ogun state who made this plea on Sunday

in Ago-Iwoye, while observing the on-going APC membership registration in

the state, also called on Governor Ibikunle Amosun to urgently caution

members of his SIA group in the state not to divide the party ahead of the

forthcoming party congresses in the state.
They contend that such arrangement may affect the desired inclusiveness

and cohesion critical for party harmonisation and strength as one side is

tacitly placed in control of party structure from the outset, leaving

others marginalised.
“We however wish to call on the national leadership of APC to quickly

intervene in the ongoing marginalisation and unnecessary exclusion of

members of the defunct CPC in the present drive to build a virile party

in Ogun state”
They said the activities of members of the Governor's camp, placed in

charge of membership registration in most units of the state, if not

urgently cautioned might jeopardise the strength and chances of the party

at the next general elections
According to a statement signed by the State Secretary of the Defunct

party, Evangelist Godwin Odeyemi they said “it was counterproductive and

totally mindless for members of the Governors camp from the defunct ACN to

hoard registration materials and prevent other co founders of the party at

the grassroots from registering for the party, when there is a greatein

most battle ahead of the party at the 2015 general elections”

The caucus however cited cases of Atikori ward in Ijebu North among other

centres in the state where members of the governor camp have been forced

to hijacked the registration and prevented other elements from registering

for the party.
They said it took the physical intervention of the State deputy governor,

Prince Segun Adesegun and Senator Gbenga Kaka before normalcy could be

restored in some of the registration centres
“As Leaders of the defunct CPC in Ogun, we do wish to express deep worry

about how the Governor's camp has been going about nurturing this new

party in the state.
Therefore, we of the defunct CPC will henceforth resist vehemently any

attempt by any individual or group of individuals to hijack our collective

patrimony in the APC because we are all co founders and equal stakeholders

of the party”