Friday, 14 December 2018

APC reconciliation exercise: Owan slams Usani for backing out

Following a statement credited to the Pastor Usani Usani's led faction of the All Progressives Congress, where it was said to have disassociated itself from the ongoing reconciliation exercise of the party, Sen. John Owan Enoh's faction has taken a swipe at them. 

Speaking with our correspondent in a telephone conversation, Sen John Owan Enoh had wondered why anybody who calls himself a member of the party will want to disassociate himself from an exercise that will foster peace and unity. 

He further added that the reconciliation effort was a national concern, as six committees were set up by the National Working Committee of the party, with one committee signed to each of the six geopolitical zones in the country. 

In his words, 'The reconciliation effort is not by the state, it's by the National, after the primary election, the National working committee came up with six pannels and sent one to each of the geopolitical zones of the country... Anybody who is a member of the party will not attend such a reconciliation meeting and later think of backing out. That kind of thing, what does the person want? what do you want me to say?  I am not in Calabar, but I'm aware they all attended that meeting.'

Also speaking with our correspondent, a factional secretary of the Party,  Mr. Victor Ebong had accused the Usani's led faction of being mischievous, stating that his faction have refused to be distracted as they are forging ahead in their campaigns to ensure victory for the party come February 2018. He also wondered why any true party man will still head to court after reconciliation processes have kicked started. 

Also lending his voice on the reconciliation process, a former gubernatorial aspirant of the party wondered how a reconciliation will be possible without compensation, he said 'If you are coming to reconcile, you put things on the table, look at the aggrieved parties and see how they can also be beneficiaries of the democracy' and not the continues asking of everyone to work together without anything substantial.

All efforts to get the Usani's faction comment on the reconciliation process of their party could not yield fruit as the campaign DG of Pastor Usani's campaign organisation declined commenting on the matter. 

The statement issued by the Usani campaign organisation reads as follows: 

All supporters of PASTOR USANI UGURU USANI AND BARR HELEN EFFIOM are directed to dissociate themself from the activities and sittings of the so called reconciliation committee which by all intent and purpose have revealed a belligerent posture, hence our loss of confidence. Our position as captured in our position paper is succinct and explicit. IN GOD WE TRUST.