Akwa Ibom APC mem­bers fault congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

Ag­grieved All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) mem­bers in Akwa Ibom State have faulted the on­go­ing con­gresses of the party in the state.

The party said the com­mit­tee set up to con­duct the polls failed to fol­low due process.

Speak­ing with our cor­re­spon­dent in Uyo, Obongi­fiok Anny Asikpo, one of the as­pi­rants for the chair­man­ship po­si­tion of the party in the state, ac­cused the Engr. Ezenwa-led com­mit­tee of not fol­low­ing the guide­lines enun­ci­ated by the na­tional sec­re­tariat of the party.

He al­leged that mem­bers of the other par­ties in the al­liance, in­clud­ing the Congress for Pro­gres­sives Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peo­ples Party (ANPP) and oth­ers, have been left in the dark in the run­ning of the party and ac­cused the for­mer Ac­tion Congress of Nigeria (ACN) led by the for­mer min­is­ter, Se­na­tor John James Ak­panu­doedehe, of hi­jack­ing the party ma­chin­ery in the state.

Asikpo said such dis­po­si­tion was not good for a party with a man­date to give the rul­ing People’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) a strong chal­lenge in the up­com­ing con­test.

“We are mon­i­tor­ing the process to see where they will fail so that we can have some good ev­i­dences to call them to or­der. We will fol­low all le­gal pro­cesses to en­sure all these anom­alies are cor­rected be­cause if the party is not open up, no­body will join and the essence of form­ing the al­liance will not be achieved”, he said.

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