The All Progressives Congress (APC) has established an 11-member committee tasked with reviewing the outcomes of the November 11 gubernatorial election in Kogi State,leadership reports.
During the inauguration at the party secretariat in Lokoja, the APC Chairman in Kogi State, Hon Abdullahi Bello, outlined the committee’s terms of reference. One key responsibility is to identify instances of anti-party activities by party members and recommend suitable disciplinary actions. Additionally, the committee is entrusted with the task of evaluating and clearly delineating the roles and performances of party members before, during, and after the election.
Bello emphasized that the committee should conduct a comprehensive review of the processes leading up to the election, the execution of the election in each local government area of the state, and adherence to the party’s instructions and directives.
Furthermore, the committee is instructed to recognize and reward party members who demonstrated exceptional loyalty, commitment, dedication, courage, and boldness in the face of a challenging political environment during the election.
While acknowledging that the election has concluded, Bello underscored that the consequences and repercussions are still prevalent. He highlighted the novelty of forming such a committee, emphasizing that it marks the first time the party has instituted a committee of this nature. The objective is to gain insights into the events in each of the 21 Local Government Areas before, during, and after the November 11, 2023 election.
The committee, chaired by Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf, the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, includes Dr. Usman Ogbo as the secretary, along with members Hon Funsho Olumoko, Barr James Fabola, Senator Atai Aidoko, Hon Yakubu Okala, Hon Idris Ozi Shaibu, Hon Abdulsalami Ibrahim Ahovi, Barr Ladi Jatto, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, and Hon Abubakar Bashir Gegu.
Committee Chairman Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf pledged to expose any party member involved in anti-party activities without fear or favor. The committee is given a two-week timeframe to present its report.