Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Akwa Ibom State, have declared as null and void the purported suspension of 17 Council Caretaker Committee chairmen of the party.
Recall that the State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC, Dr Ita Udosen had on Tuesday announced that the State Working Committee of the party has suspended the chapter chairmen for opposing the credibility of the ward congresses which purportedly held last Saturday.
But, leaders of the party in a press conference led by a national caucus member of the party, Group Captain Ewang (retd) on Tuesday evening maintained that the SWC has no powers to suspend the chapter chairmen as the State Caretaker Chairman and his team had earlier been suspended by chapter chairmen of the party in the state.
The former military administrator of Rivers and Ogun states insisted that there were no ward congresses in the state.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ita Enang, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and other eminent stakeholders to rescue the party in the state from imminent disintegration.
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 structure and powers for his selfish interest.
”We call on President Mohammadu 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.