Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom have condemned the divisive tendencies of some party leaders in the state.
The stakeholders frowned at the attitude of some leaders of the party who hibernate with the People’s Democratic Party in the night and return to claim APC in the day.
A communique issued at the end of the meeting the party in Uyo said such behaviours are not only anti-party but could lead many into confusion in the state
The communique which was signed by the former military administrator of Ogun and Rivers State and national caucus members of the party, Group Capt. Sam Enwang (Rtd) called on leadership of the party to work towards the advancement of the party.
“The meeting condemned the devisive gathering of factions within the Party and resolved to call on all factional leaders to bury their individual interests and come under a united APC in Akwa Ibom State.
“The meeting condemned actions by some persons in leadership positions of the party who work with other political Parties in the State and are currently romancing the Peoples Democratic Party thereby engaging in anti-party activities and causing confusion among members.” It said.
According to the comununique the meeting further exhaustively discussed, settled and affirmed the minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio as the leader of party in the state and called on members to work and cooporate with him for the advancement of the party.
“The meeting settled the issue of who is the leader of the party in Akwa Ibom State, recognized and affirmed that the Honourable Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio is the Leader of the All Progressives Congressin Akwa Ibom State.” It said.
It also assessed the current registration and revalidation exercise across the State, noting the imbalance in the distribution of materials and low turn out of members because of undue interference by some factions and groups within the Party.
It resolved to send a 10 man delegation to the National Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Party, His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni with a view to reporting and finding solutions to the poorly coordinated registration and revalidation exercise in the state.
It further commended the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and the Leader of AP Senator Godswill Akpabio, for the giant strides he has recorded in the Ministry through numerous infrastructural development especially the ongoing construction of the East-West road and the recent completion of the headquarters Complex of the Niger Delta Development Commission after over 25 years of neglect.