Caretakers can’t lead C/River councils anymore — APC
The National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Southsouth Zone, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, and John Ochala, the acting chairman of the party in Cross River State, have cautioned the state government against setting up caretaker committees in the 18 local government areas of the state.
They said that they would accept nothing short of conducting elections into the councils leadership position.
The two party chieftains made their view known during a meeting at the APC secretariat in Calabar.
They said that if elections were to held, the APC would defeat the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
“We insist on the conduct of the local government elections which is due later this year in the state,” Ita said.
“We have feelers that the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade, is on the verge of setting up caretaker committees to run the councils, instead of conducting elections.”
On his part, Ochala said: “Our intelligence reports have it that the state governor does not want to conduct local government polls as at when due and, off course, we have put into motion, some strategies within the ambit of the law to check mate such moves.”