John ODHE, Yenagoa
The leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has asserted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not prepared to participate in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
This was the view of the national deputy chairman of the ADC, South-East and chairman Bayelsa state congress committee of the party, Mr. Chillux Godsent when he was in the state to conduct the state congress.
The ADC leader noted that the call by the APC on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend date of collection of forms was a sign that the ruling party was not ready for the polls.
Describing the ADC as a well organized political party, Godsent noted that “when a man is given six months to prepare for an examination and he couldn’t prepare, even if you give that person extra six days it will no longer be enough.”
He said the state congress went in line with the law of the land, and in line with guidelines of the party, adding that the conduct of the congress was democratic, free and fair.
The South-East ADC deputy chairman said the congress was a joint one because it produced the state 3-man convention delegates as well as the state executive members.
He advised members to work with the new leadership of the party to ensure that the ADC puts up a good outing at the general polls.
Accepting his victory as the new state chairman of the ADC, Mr. Johnny Derek thanked members for reposing their confidence in him and other members of the 50-man state committee, promising to lead the party to victory at the 2023 polls.
In attendance at the ADC state congress which held in Yenagoa, the state capital were representatives of INEC who were on hand to monitor the exercise.