The appeal committee set up at the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to listen to complaints emanating from its congresses in Bauchi State on Monday barred lawyers from participating in its sittings, declaring that issues relating to its sittings are family affairs.
This is according to the chairman of the committee, Mohammed Mabo Kassim.
He told journalists in Bauchi at the commencement of the committee’s sittings in the state that all grievances in the party will be settled within.
Kassim revealed that a lawyer was at the party secretariat on Monday with a petition but the committee told him to tell his client to appear personally before it.
This, according to the committee chairman, was because appeals and petitions within the party is a family affair that did not need the intervention of third parties.
While calling on aggrieved party members to see themselves as members of one family, Kassim assured that his committee would carefully listen to all those that have grievances.
He, however, declared that the committee would assume there were no problems among members in Bauchi State if nobody submitted any petitions between Monday and Tuesday.
The chairman lamented that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ousted APC from power in the state during the last general election and passionately appealed to members to unite to change the situation in the next election APC to regain power in the state.