Governing party addresses complaints on reward system

Aanya Igomu, Abuja

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Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has set up a committee to look into complaints on rewarding system made by party members.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi said this while speaking to journalists after a meeting between the party’s National Working Committee and state Chairmen at the National Secretariat in Abuja.

He said that the state chairmen presented the complaint that the party members were not being properly compensated.

“The chairmen expressed their unhappiness with the way they feel that some appointments have gone. They mentioned situations where members of the same family have been appointed to position, they expressed concern about how some members of the same ward have been appointed and how many party members are left out and even how some people who are not party members they believed have been appointed into positions” 

Mr. Abdullahi said the matter of party funding was also discussed.

He explained that the party has made plans to  collect dues from party members.

“We believe that if each member of the party pay their dues, it will go a long way in sustaining the party. It is the only sustainable way to fund the party. We will not continue to do things the way they were done in the past by relying on the state and federal government to fund the party. It is wrong; it is unacceptable to us as a party”.

The APC National Working Committee is to present the issues and complaints discussed at this meeting to the APC state governors at a meeting scheduled to hold the next day, April 25, 2017.

These meetings between the APC national executives and key party members are leading up to the party’s non-elective convention which is to hold later this year.