‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – A section of APC stakeholders in Akwa Ibom State Wednesday have protested the planned imposition of Akanimo Asuqou Udofia as the gubernatorial candidate of the party.
The protesters armed with placards with various inscriptions like at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja around 10:30am on Wednesday.
Addressing journalists during the protest, spokesperson for the protesters, Obong Victor, said there was no doubt that there would be serious dissatisfaction in the party which might lead to the implosion of the party.
He said: “This is to urgently bring to the attention of the national chairman and the entire members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of our great party that an established and confirmed PDP sponsored mole in the person of Akanimo Asuquo Udofia is about to be imposed on Akwa Ibom APC members as their governorship candidate.
“The Akwa Ibom State government is the sponsor of Akan Udofia. The purpose is to pick the governorship ticket of APC and later pave the way for the success of the Udom Emmanuel imposed governorship candidate of PDP.
“It is also part of their agreement that in the eventual circumstance of disqualification of the PDP candidate, Akan Udofia will carry on with the interest of Governor Udom Emmanuel.”
Victor added that the APC family in Akwa Ibom state was in shock that, “Udofia, a PDP-screened and confirmed aspirant, who is still campaigning and meeting with the governor of Akwa Ibom State and other PDP stakeholders could come over to APC and be handed the governorship ticket.
“So, we say no to that, because we have evidence and we are submitting that for further justifications, the sole aim of us coming is for the national chairman to do diligence and justice. The APC National Chairman and indeed the entire Executives must act immediately too,” he stated.
According to the revised timetable of the ruling APC, the governorship primary election will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2022.