By Kennedy Dimaku, Abuja:
Hon Abdulmalik Usman has emerged as the Chairman, Federal Capital Territory, FCT in All Progressive Congress, APC State congress conducted last Saturday.
Usman together with other 30 executive members who are going to pilot the affairs of the party were elected through consensus, with 382 delegates confirming their support through voice votes.
In an interview with our correspondent, FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Godwin Kwanga who monitored the activities said he was satisfy with the exercise on the ground that it was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere but was quick to add that the commission would examine the laws guiding the conduct of congress and what has been done to enable them put their report. “I know that some party accept voice vote. And what has happened here is voice vote. But we are going to look at the guide lines to give our report.” He said.
Chairman, FCT Congress Electoral Committee, Amb Abubakar S. Wurno noted that elections from the ward to local government and state level have been very peaceful and transparent. He Pointed out that consensus witnessed in the party would not have been possible if the party officials were not coming together to engage in consultations and make clarification where necessary, as well as consensus among the candidates, adding that nobody was forced to do whatever he did.
In his acceptance speech, Usman said his executives are going to work hard to enable APC take its rightful place in the nation’s politics. He thanked the harmonization committee whose immense role brought about successful and violent free congress. He solicited for the cooperation of the FCT residents to achieve their aim.