Ewang re­jects A’Ibom APC Congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Patrick Odey, Uyo

For­mer Mil­i­tary Gover­nor of Ogun and Rivers States, Group Cap­tain Sam Ewang, has de­clared that the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) has not con­ducted any congress in Akwa Ibom.

Ewang said what took place in the name of congress is a car­i­ca­ture where a sin­gle in­di­vid­ual de­cides on be­half of oth­ers, and de­manded that the con­gresses be de­clared null and void.

His words “There was noth­ing like APC con­gresses con­ducted in the state ei­ther at the ward lo­cal or state level. What is hap­pen­ing is a sit­u­a­tion where a sin­gle in­di­vid­ual who thinks he should be the leader and gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the party, as­sumes that be­cause he was in ACN he could come and con­nive with some people in ACN in the state to come and cor­ner APC’’

Ewang, who was the gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date on the plat­form of the All Nigeria Peo­ples Party (ANPP) in Akwa Ibom State al­leged that Se­na­tor John Udoedeghe was con­niv­ing with some ACN mem­ber at the APC na­tional head­quar­ters to pocket.

The for­mer gover­nor who dis­as­so­ci­ated from the con­gresses along with other stake­hold­ers of the party said though he is not in­ter­ested in any elec­tive po­si­tion in APC in the state, he promised to give the people the best leader that would en­dear the people to the party in the state.

“I may not be in­ter­ested in any of­fice but I promised that I would give APC in the state the best leader that ever ex­ists be­cause of what we have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing over the years,’’ he said.

Se­na­tor Udoedehe while re­act­ing, de­scribed the turn out in last Satur­day’s congress as mas­sive, say­ing it was a huge suc­cess. “INEC was here, the state congress com­mit­tee which con­ducted the elec­tion was here it was a huge suc­cess, this is democ­racy at work,’’ he stated.

Saminu Tu­raki

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