The Delta state chapter of the APC has been rattled by a ruling by the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City which declared that until the substantive case of the authentic congress of the APC is determined, the Delta state chapter of the party has no reason, and cannot present names of candidates for the forthcoming general elections.

Chief Cyril Ogodo, state chairman of the APC told The Independent that the implication of the ruling was that the APC had no candidate in the coming election in the state until the suit is determined by the courts.

“The implication is that much as it is an unfortunate development, we have to live with the fact that as of today, APC has no candidate in the coming election. Forget what the factional chairman, Jones Erue, told newsmen as a face-saving gimmicks, all the ‘gragra’ has landed us in a terrible mess and APC is on the verge of completely losing the opportunity to field candidates for the polls,”Ogodo said.

“As at today, nobody can parade his or herself as APC candidate for the election. We are back to square one.”

However, the factional chairman of the APC in Delta state, Prophet Jones Erue, has said the court ruling was opportunity for the party to be strengthened ahead of the coming polls.

“Notwithstanding the noble and just outcome, I wish to emphasise that this result only serves as an impetus to refocus and harness the strengths of the party into a formidable organ that all members would be proud of,” he said.


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