Wednesday, 4 May 2022

C'River 2023: Owan Set For A Showdown with Party Over Consensus Candidacy

Sen. John Owan Enoh, briefing Pressmen 

APC 7 Man Ad-hoc Committee: Owan Reacts, Says He Has The Right of First Refusal

One of the Governorship Aspirants in All Progressives Congress, APC, Sen.  John Owan Enoh has rejected plans by the party to prune the number of aspirants to two per senatorial district as a measure of reducing rancour within the party.

Owan who issued a statement immediately after the Chairman of the party, Barr Alphonsus Eba inaugurated a seven-man committee to oversee the process of reducing the number of the party's aspirants said he will only succumb to the decision of the party to purchase just one form if the name on the form is his name. 

Sen. John Owan Enoh amongst other Gubernatorial Aspirants after a meeting with the 
State Party Chairman recently in Calabar

Owan who contested the 2019 gubernatorial election against governor Ayade said having being the party's flag bearer in the 2019 election he reserves the right of first refusal in any consideration of  the party's Governorship candidacy. 

It should be recalled that the party had insisted that it's 18 aspirants drawn from the southern and central senatorial districts of the state to two aspirants per senatorial district. 

With this press statement from Owan, political pundits are sensing friction and rancour within the party.

Read statement here: