Among the All Progressives Congress ward chairmen in Akwa Ibom have berated the Nationwide Secretary of the celebration’s Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, saying he’s behind the celebration’s electoral woes within the state.
The chairmen, numbering over 256 out of the 329 wards within the state, accused celebration nationwide chief of excessive handedness, warning that he ought to be known as to order earlier than the 2023 normal elections.
The group insisted that his alleged penchant for energy, if not addressed, could lead on the celebration to failure within the subsequent election.
Chairman of the Akwa Ibom APC Ward Chairmen Discussion board, Saviour Williams, who said this whereas addressing the ward chairmen at a media briefing in Uyo, condemned the conduct of the celebration’s ward congresses.
“‘We’re right here to specific our positions over the nonchalant angle of members of the State Government Council. We resolve that the celebration belongs to all of us, to not a bunch of individuals or a person.
”We condemn the acts of some people marginalising others and hijacking the celebration construction to themselves.
“Concerning the ward congresses, we wish to say that there have been no ward congresses in all the 329 in Akwa Ibom state.
”We additionally say that the Ward Congress Committee was by no means constituted in readiness for that congress, no one was interviewed and nothing was executed to arrange for the congresses.
”We additionally wish to state that the listing of the aspirants for the ward congress was not printed, neither had been the aspirants screened according to the provisions within the celebration’s structure.
”Following, due to this fact, we affirm the suspension of Dr. Ita Udosen, the State Secretary and whole members of the State Working Committee of the celebration.
“We’re additionally in whole help of the place of the State Government Committee in appointing Pastor Edidiong Idio as Appearing State Caretaker Chairman of the celebration within the state.
”We go a Vote of No Confidence on the Nationwide Caretaker Secretary Senator John Akpanudoedehe based mostly on his biased function within the failed congress. We due to this fact name for his removing as Nationwide Caretaker Secretary of the celebration. His governorship ambition is just not greater than the celebration”.
Nevertheless, in his response, the APC nationwide Caretaker Secretary, Akpanudoedehe, dismissed the allegations and described these behind similar to lairs.
The APC Nationwide Caretaker Secretary, who spoke via his press secretary, Mr. Ata Etuk, mentioned that these going about telling those that he was chargeable for the failure of the celebration had not thought of what Akpanudoedehe had executed for the celebration by way of the variety of senators and governors that had decamped to it in latest occasions.
He mentioned, “Akpanudoedehe was betrayed by his personal shut loyalists in 2015. They introduced any person and mentioned it was the person that contested, it was Akwa Ibom those that agreed and went for the candidate.
“So, when these folks went, they forgot that you just want grassroots man as a result of usually, it’s not cash that wins election. Senator Akpanudoedehe has no hand within the failure of APC.
“In 2019, there was one thing they known as zoning. The celebration zoned the governorship to Eket senatorial district. Akpanudoedehe tried to go, however the celebration prevailed on him to permit Nsima Ekere to finish his tenure.
“He gave his whole help to Nsima. How come Nsima misplaced his ward? It was not Akpanudoedehe that made him fail in his native authorities.
“These persons are telling you lies. Have a look at what Akpanudoedehe is doing for the celebration. What number of senators, what number of governors have decamped to the celebration? ” Etuk requested.