By Ezekiel Kagbala (FRR)
Their Chairman, All Progressive Congress, APC Burutu local government area, Comrade Prince Owei have cried out, over failure of party leaders to release funds for mobilisation of some Wards in Burutu LGA, weakening the party chances of winning in the LGA.
He noted that there is a disconnect between state leadership of the party, local government chairmen and the ward leaders.
Prince Owei who spoke with our media teams in Warri yesterday noted that APC is weak in Burutu as lack of funding hindered most of the party activities.
some Burutu ward leaders who suppose to mobilize for the APC senatorial candidate, Dr. Emanuel Uduaghan, were conspicuously absent the day they suppose to got to their various wards and mobilize votes for candidates of the party before the postponement of the elections by INEC.
Our source also gathered that the APC senatorial candidate made adequate provisions for all the ward leaders in the senatorial district including Burutu, Bomadi, Patani, Warri, Isoko even extensive to some unit coordinators.
However, the Burutu party chairman disclosed that there is a serious in-house problem in the Burutu APC, there are complainants that should be addressed if the party is ready to Win elections in Burutu LGA.
Prince Owei exonerated the various Burutu Ward leaders of blame for performing poorly in their wards. He said “The various ward leaders are working for the party without money to organize ward meetings and mobilize its people to votes for candidates. Some of the candidates and members who have the financial capacity decided to deal with friends who defected party with them to the APC, I was not called upon to witness the disbursement of any provided logistics”.
“I was told that money was disbursed to some persons to mobilize some Wards. I was not informed that there will be any sort of disbursement of funds, rather some persons were contacted to collect money without my knowledge”.
He added further that, for the party to get voted in Burutu local government, these issues must be addressed to give everyone a sense of belonging in the party,’’ he said