The Akwa Ibom chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appointed the former Governor of the state and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, as the leader of the party in the state.
Akpabio was appointed as the leader of the party because he is holding the highest-ranking position in the state at the federal level.
The stakeholders who condemned the division within the party due to the actions of some leaders announced the decision after a meeting in Uyo.
The party condemned its members who associate with the party in the day and work with the ruling party in the state at night.
APC noted that the action of some leaders is not only anti-party but could lead many into confusion.
A former military administrator of Ogun and Rivers State and National caucus member of the party, Group Capt. Sam Enwang (rtd) who signed a statement on behalf of other stakeholders, called on the leaders of the party to work towards 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 Congress in Akwa Ibom State.”
“The meeting condemned the divisive 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.”
According to a communique issued at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting in Minna, the decision to suspend the former governor was as a result of six weighty allegations which the party in his LGA reportedly found disturbing and considered to be inimical to the progress of the party.