Further crisis is rocking All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom Chapter as some members of the State Executive Committee, Tuesday, passed vote of no confidence on the National Secretary of the party, Senator James John AkpanUdoedehe.
The SEC members have also suspended Dr Ita Udosen led State Caretaker Committee of the party for their role on last Saturday’s crisis-ridden ward congress.
Led by Board of Trustee of the party, Group Capt. Sam Ewang (rtd), the members also declared null and void the purported suspension of 17 caretaker committee chairmen of the party by Dr. Udosen.
The State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC, Dr Ita Udosen had on Tuesday, August 3 announced that the State Working Committee of the party has suspended 17 Caretaker Committee chapter chairmen for opposing the credibility of the ward congress held last Saturday.
Addressing a press conference at NUJ Press Centre, Uyo on Tuesday, August 3, Ewang said the State Caretaker Chairman and his team have no power to suspend the local government caretaker committee chairmen.
The former military administrator of Rivers and Ogun States insisted that there were no ward congresses in the state.
He, therefore, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ita Enang, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and other eminent stakeholders to rescue the party from imminent disintegration.
Some SEC APC members
He said it has become imperative due to the desperate antics of the National Secretary of the party, Senator John Udoedehe to usurp the party’s structure and powers for his selfish interest.
”We call on President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as the Leader of the party in Nigeria to call to order the Akwa Ibom APC Caretaker Committee Chairman, Dr Ita Udosen who has shamelessly been operating as though he is a domestic staff of Senator John Udoedehe.
”We unanimously reject in totality the deployment of Senator John Udoedehe’s man Friday and apologist, Mallam Shehu Sheriff from Abuja to superintend over the conduct of ward Congress in Akwa Ibom State,” Enwang said.