The hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State clinching any chairmanship or councillorship position in the March 6, 2021, local government elections in the state has been further dashed following the decision of the faction loyal to a chieftain of the party, Olorogun Jaro Egbo, not to participate in the elections.
The refusal of the loyalists and supporters of Egbo not to participate in the elections comes on the heels of the announcement by the Jones Orue-led Caretaker Committee in the state that the party’s forms are available at no cost to the aspirants.
Speaking with NewsNet Egbo, a lawyer said, “We will not participate in this local government election because we believe that the APC State Exco as it is is compromised, and we cannot put our faith in them until we get a new exco.
“We have lost total confidence in the Jones Orue led exco now caretaker committee.”
Egbo who leads the “APC Hivoltage Movement” said, “We believe that the party isn’t the way it was before since some people seized the structure. So, we referred them back to what it was before three years back when everybody was shouting APC TAKE OVER DELTA”.
He however said his faction is going to participate fully in membership mobilisation when party begins fresh registration and revalidation of membership in January, 2021.
“We are of the belief that we should wait until this exco which we don’t believe in their capacity goes away.
“We have drawn out an elaborate roadshow, that will take us to the three senatorial districts which will take the markets and we will be giving free fuel to commercial motorcycle and tricycle riders to mobilise people for the registration,” Egbo disclosed.