Cross River APC Congress Ends In Fiasco As Thugs Invade Election Venue

In Breaking News, National News, Politics, Reports

by crossriverwatch admin

apc logo

The rescheduled congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Cross River State yesterday ended in a fiasco as thugs allegedly armed with machetes invaded the Vanecian Mall, venue of the election along the Murtala Mohammed way in Calabar, to snatch ballot boxes and smashed same to make sure the election did not hold.
The party had earlier rescheduled the congress from April to yesterday because of irregularities that trailed the previous congress.

But yesterday’s Congress was also marred by poor organization and porous security coupled with desperation of some of the contestants who wanted to use undemocratic methods to win the Chairmanship position.

Our reporter who was at the election venue reports that voting by delegates from Obudu, Obanliku and Bekwarra Local Government Areas had commenced before the process was violently disrupted by miscreants allegedly mobilized by one of the chairmanship contestants, Hilliard Etta.

These miscreants taking advantage of the poor security arrangement broke into the hall where delegates were voting and snatched ballot boxes and smashed them on the ground.

It was apparent that one of the candidates for the chairmanship, Ramsey Titu Ndep was poised to win the election before his opponent allegedly mobilized the miscreants to disrupt the process.

When CrossRiverWatch tried to reach Mr. Hilliard Etta, his telephone number was switched off while the Interim Chairman of the Party’s Management Committee in the State, Hon. Alex Irek, who is also the Minority Leader of the State House of Assembly simply replied in an sms saying he cannot speak but will call back later and as at the time of filing this report, he had not returned the call.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini who also was at the venue of the congress told CrossRiverWatch that: “I passed through the venue to actually see what was going on there. When I got there, they had not started but people were just shouting at themselves on top of their voices, I sat for about five to ten minutes and left.

“But I was later informed by my staff who were there that the event ended in a fiasco. I will however wait for a formal report of the congress to be sent to us before I can make any informed comment.”

Some members of the Party have vowed to petition the National Secretariat of the Party to invoke disciplinary measures against Hilliard Etta for using thuggery to disrupt the congress.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that an emergency meeting is presently ongoing in the Party Secretariat in Calabar.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

New Calculations Emerge In PDP Chairmanship Race

By Chuks Okocha, This Day Newspaper As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Committee for the zoning of offices in

Read More...

Lafarge Africa Plc Empowers 25 Women, Charge Them To Be Good Ambassadors

By Patrick Obia A leading producer of cement in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, Lafarge Africa Plc has

Read More...

Cross River: We’d Bring Back PDP Members Who Defected To APC, Says NASS Caucus

By Judex Okoro, The Sun News Members of the Cross River State PDP caucus of the National Assembly have

Read More...

One commentOn Cross River APC Congress Ends In Fiasco As Thugs Invade Election Venue

  • Advicing crossverian to mark a closs watching, in selecting who to be the next Governor in CRS comes 2015 and also avoid polical fevouritism, voilence & thurgery in choosen the rightful candidate that can take d people paradise to d next level.

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now