A three-man appeal panel of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to hear petitions from aggrieved members following last week’s ward congresses in Abia, on Wednesday commenced sitting.

The panel, set up by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), is headed by Senator Isah Galaudu.

Other members of the panel are Mr. Chuks Chinwuba as Secretary and Col. Jaafar Abdullahi Rtd as a member.

The panel promised that it would give fair hearing to all aggrieved members during its one day sitting at the APC secretariat in Umuahia.

While addressing newsmen, Galaudu said that the panel was supposed to conclude its assignment within a day but had extended till Thursday.

The chairman disclosed that the panel was yet to receive any petition, but would be waiting till Thursday for it.

He commended the APC members in Abia for the peaceful conduct of the ward congresses.

Galaudu also lauded them for their efforts in ensuring peace and progress of the party.

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The chairman assured the faithful that the panel’s job was to address all the contending issues arising from the congress.

He charged the party members in the state to work assiduously to wrestle power from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.

“We are here to receive appeal. We are a 3-member appeal panel. The assignment is supposed to be completed by Wednesday (today), but it has been extended by one day’’ he said.

The chairman stated that the panel would sit again after the Saturday’s local government congresses.