Friday, 21 September 2018

APC stakeholders in Cross River says no to Enoh, Usani’s guber bid

Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress, APC  from the Southern District of Cross River State have turned their backs on the gubernatorial ambitions of Sen. John Owan Enoh current Senator representing the Central senatorial district in the red Chambers and Pastor Usani Uguru Usani Hon. Minster of Niger Delta Affairs. TDN can report.

The stakeholders who were made up of members cutting across the seven Local government areas that makes up the Southern Senatorial District in a communique signed by 37 representatives and made available to TDN cited the crises currently rocking the party as the handiwork of the duo of Usani and Owan. They also made it clear that their desperation to lead the state at all cost has blinded their conscience and mind to reason that they cannot be foisting a party chairman from the central Senatorial district on the party and at the same time they are also wanting to be governor of the state from the same district. 

"The Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Usani wants to enthrone Chairman of the party and Senator Owan Enoh wants to enthrone Chairman of the party.
"Both wants to use this Chairman to manipulate their position and emerge as governor of the state. Both are already in Court that is the crisis the party is facing today. The communique reads.

The group also made it known that they are outrightly rejecting any aspirant from the central Senatorial district as they are very comfortable with a candidate from either the North or Southern districts of the state. 

According to the communique,  the stakeholders said the Central Senatorial district have greatly benefited in terms of appointment an electoral offices as they have the highest number of appointees in this present administration at the Federal level and produced the highest numbers of governors in the state which cumulatively spans about 12 years. 
"We don't want anybody from the central to contest the governorship position; they have benefited enough and more than any other zones in the state in terms of appointments.

"The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs is from the central senatorial district, the incumbent senator is from there, the State Party Chairman, the Chairman of NDDC Board, Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution and Auditor General of the federation are all from there", they stated.
"No party in Nigeria has ever assigned a Chairman of the party to a particular zone and in that same zone, we have a governorship position. It has never been done so.
"When a party says a Chairman should come from central, another zone takes governorship position. So if the Chairman of the party comes from the central, the central should allow the governorship position to other zones rather than struggling for it.
"We are talking about party sharing the position fairly.
The group of stakeholders pleaded with the national leadership of the APC to streamline what they are doing and not to allow somebody from the central to contest governorship position, saying, "let it go to the south or north.
"We plead with the party to streamline what they are doing and not allow somebody from the central to contest governorship position, let it go to the south or north.
"APC is in dilemma, we are having problem, and we are saying we don't want anybody from the central to come in for the position of a Governor. If we throw them out of the game, there will be peace in APC," they opined