The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has barred the chapter caucuses from further political activity as per zoning of the position of councilor and chairman in the coming local government elections in Cross River State.
The party took the decision following the conflicts generated in some chapters of the party as a result of the zoning of the positions in the various wards and units as the 2013 local government election approaches.
Ntufam John Okon, the State Chairman of the party told crossriverwatch in his office after a closed door meeting with the Boki Caucus of the PDP. The Boki chapter of the party is in serious crisis occasioned by the agitation over where to zone the position of chairman to in the coming elections.
Ntufam John Okon said the party has put on hold any discussion or meeting by the chapter caucuses until the party comes out with guidelines to guide the different caucuses on where or how to zone the positions. “We have suspended any zoning discussion by any chapter caucus until we have come out with the guidelines on how each chapter can do this for the purpose of peace and equity”.
He said the party is still meeting with stake holders to come out with a position on zoning which is acceptable to all. “We have met with the council chairmen, we have met with the leaders of councils on Wednesday, and we will meet with our members in the National Assembly, the Acting Governor and The Governor who is the leader of the party when he comes back before coming out with the guidelines”.
He said the party “still has a journey to make” before the guidelines come out so members have to be patient.
Mr. Victor Abang, the Special Assistant to the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba said the discussion with the Boki caucus was fruitful and acceptable to all the parties concerned and “we will wait until the guidelines come out but I can assure you that there will be no conflict in Boki”.
Hon Frank Eta said he was also happy with what came out and that there will be peace in Boki. The meeting was attended by Jake Enyia, Member representing Boki 1 state constituency in the State House of Assembly, Dominic Kidzu, GM Chronicle, Attah Ochinke, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and a host of other top Boki politicians.
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