Tuesday, 8 January 2019

C'River 2019: 32 Political parties deny adopting Owan

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), has dissociated itself from the adoption of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Sen John Owan-Enoh, by the governorship candidates of 15 political parties last week, describing it as a scam.
Addressing journalists in Calabar, Chairman of CNPP in the state, Mr Sunday Michael, said they dissociated their members made up of 32 political parties from the adoption
"Ordinarily, we would not have dissipated our energy and precious time to respond to a meaningless adoption.

 "However, we have to set the records straight so as not to misinform treasured and adorable good people of Cross River State into believing that the rest of us sitting here with you are on same page with a crop of hustlers behind the so-called adoption. 

"As a matter of fact, the said adoption, which in truth was nothing but a scam, with all the ingredients of fraud spiced around it was attended by 12 political parties and not 15 as was so claimed.
"Gentlemen, here with us in this hall are 32 political parties, their chairmen, over 15 gubernatorial candidates and 320 selected excos of the 32 political parties including eight political parties that were criminally mentioned in the charade called endorsement.
"We are putting finishing touches on our planned adoption of one of our candidates of the 26th of January, 2019," he said.

Michael said tyat the event will be attended by all political parties and their executives, the national executive of CNPP, civil society groups, among other dignitaries.

Recall that the Special adviser to the governor on Inter-party affairs had last week issued a statement questioning the credebility  of the group that endorsed Owan as a consensus candidate while upholding CNPP as one of the  recognised bodies of coalition of political parties in the state that can adopt a candidate in an election.