Baring unforeseen circumstances the lingering factional crisis rocking the Delta State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) may soon become a thing of the past as the national leadership of the party is initiating moves to end the crisis, Sunday Sun gathered yesterday.
It was learnt that the national secretariat of the party has concluded plans to send a fact finding committee to the state with a view to resolve the lingering crisis.
The party has been polarized in the state as two chairmen emerged laying claims to be the authentic chairman of the party.
Meanwhile, Adolor Okotie-Eboh who claimed to be the factional chairman got a judgement from the court which declared the congress that produce Mr. Jones Erue-led executive as illegal for not following laid down procedures.
Addressing journalists a factional meeting, spokesmen of the Okotie-Eboh-led faction, Comrade Alex Eyengho said they were ready to put the past behind them provided the right thing was done.
Comrade Eyengho said the the meeting deliberated on the up-coming visit of the fact finding committee from the national secretariat, noting that attendance at the meeting was an affirmation of the confidence reposed in the leadership Okotie-Eboh.
He said the confidence was not dampened despite the serial attempts by people he referred to as “newcomers to push out members of the legacy parties that came together to form the APC and seek ways to market the party in Delta State.”
“Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh thanked members for standing for the truth and remaining steadfast in spite of efforts by our detractors to diminish the contributions and sacrifice of the main founders of the party who had kept faith with the party even in the midst of the storms.
“This long drawn-out crisis has vindicated us in a good way. We went to court and got judgment that invalidated the sham congresses organized by the other faction. Evidently, they are not on ground in the state which was the major reason they could not deliver the APC at the last general elections despite the huge money sent to them by the National headquarters of our great party.
“I am optimistic that the lingering internal crisis in Delta APC will be put behind us after the visit of the committee. It is very likely that in view of the subsisting court judgment which sacked the purported executive and created a vacuum, new congresses will be conducted from wards, through local governments to state level,” Eyengho opined.