May 20, 2018
A mammoth crowd of All Progressives Congress’s supporters during the party’s congress at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, on Saturday. INSET: From left, Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; ex-Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala; state party chairman, Chief Akin Oke and Senator Teslim Folarin. PHOTO: ALOLADE GANIYU
The crisis rocking several state chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reached a head on Saturday, as parallel congresses were held in several states of the federation while notable chieftains of the party boycotted the exercise in many states.
In Oyo, Ondo, Delta, Kogi and Kwara, factions of the party held congresses in different venues, with the battle for the soul of the party in the states now shifting to the Appeal Committee of the party, which will listen to grievances from all sides.
This was just as there were pockets of violence across…