APC disaster: Factional Exco set to elect substantive state chairman

The Factional Govt of All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State chapter, has resolved to elect a substantive state chairman of the occasion within the state.

A press release issued by the State Publicity Secretary of one of many factions, Bassey Ita on Monday and made obtainable to DAILY POST, mentioned that the occasion had earlier in a gathering of the State Working Committee on Saturday, August 15, resolved to switch the late Dr. Matthew Ojong Achigbe, who died in a deadly motor accident in November 2018 with a nominee from the Obubra Native Authorities Space of the state.


He identified that late Achigbe hailed from Obubra Native Authorities Space and must be changed with a nominee from the Obubra chapter of the Celebration as prescribed by related statutes or precepts of the occasion.

“The choice of the Working Committee to start the method of buying Achigbe’s substitute got here on heels of submission of seven (7) nominees from the Obubra chapter to the State Working Committee (SWC); throughout its emergency assembly on Monday, August 17, 2020 on the occasion secretariat alongside Barracks Street, Calàbar.

“The SWC had earlier, particularly listed the vacant positions to be stuffed to incorporate these of State Chairman, State Assistant Secretary, Assistant Welfare Secretary, Vice Chairman (Central Senatorial District) and Zonal Lady Chief (Central Senatorial District)


“The SWC had given an ultimatum of two (2) weeks inside which the method of filling the vacant positions would have been concluded,” the assertion added.

It additional mentioned that the State Lady Chief of the occasion, Hon. Esther Bepeh, had declared that, as one of many highest occasion officers from the Central Senatorial District the place the late Achigbe hailed from, she was in receipt of the correspondence from the Obubra chapter of the occasion detailing the names and profiles of the seven nominees from the 2 state constituencies of the Obubra Native Authorities Space for the chairmanship place.

Ita acknowledged that members of the SWC had unanimously adopted the mentioned correspondence as a working doc of the committee. Additionally they unanimously promised to deliberate on the problem with different related organs and stakeholders of the occasion within the general curiosity of the peace, unity and stability of the occasion.


“State Appearing Chairman, Sir. John Ochala, who presided over the assembly, appreciated the efforts of members in initiating a way of course for the occasion always and guaranteed of extensive and common session to good on the peace and reconciliation course of throughout the occasion,” Ita additional acknowledged.

When contacted by way of cellphone on Monday, one of many factional chairmen, Godwin Etim John mentioned, “That’s not my Exco, I don’t find out about that, name Ochala and ask him whether or not he’s a part of that, John Ochala is the Deputy Chairman of that EXCO by their very own association, I and John Ochala are working collectively now as one EXCO.

“You will have seen the photographs and the write up duly signed by us, another discuss or in any way, Etim John doesn’t know, however since they mentioned that they wish to do it, name John Ochala who is meant to be with them to seek out out if he is aware of about that or not, I don’t have any remark to make on that.


“I don’t find out about that my brother, one factor I do know is that I and John Ochala who must be representing their group got here collectively and mentioned APC is one and that we’re figuring out association to make sure that the occasion is collectively.

“Whoever is writing something, you name the chief and discover out not, Etim John, I’m not a part of it, as I converse to you, I don’t know what they’re doing and I don’t know what they portend,” he acknowledged.