Chairman of the Ward Congress Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Joseph Dogo, has said the committee has enough documented evidence to prove that the congress held in the state.
Ali, a member of the state's ward congress committee, was said to have been beaten to pulp over allegation that he was among those drafted in the state to work in favour of Ngige.
"The report of his death indicate that Mr. Jeremiah Oghoveta met his untimely demise as a result of circumstances that were allegedly caused by the perpetratiom of electoral fraud and malpractice during the APC Ward Congress in his Local Government Area".
But the Chairman, Ward and Local Government Congresses Committee, Mr. Joseph Dogo, said while addressing newsmen at the state party secretariat in Port Harcourt, that the ward elections were successful in the state. Engr. Mayokun Ilo stated this after the conclusion of the exercise in his Eggua ward in Ketu Constituency, Yewa North Local Government Area.
A statement signed by the chief press secretary to Mr Ganduje, Abba Anwar, said the governor described the ward congress as a unifying factor for the party at all levels, emphasising that, "Ours is to foster unity in democracy, for the overall development of our nation".
According to the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, the inclusion of non-executive members unknown to members of the party as officials of the SEC, signify that there were subterranean efforts to skew the party's congresses.
The State Governor, Aminu Masari, accompanied the President to the Bayajjida Model Primary School in Daura, venue of the congress.
NAN reports that the congress was only being carried out in wards where intending members had obtained their nomination forms on Saturday from the APC National Congress Committee led by Alhaji Musa Halilu-Ahmed.