Pressure Mounts On PDP To Cancel Ward Congresses In Cross River

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By Laureta Akpan

Adamu Muazu, PDP Chairman
Adamu Muazu, PDP Chairman

Fresh indications emerged on Thursday that pressure is being mounted on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) to cancel the results of ward congresses held in Cross River last week Saturday.

Sources confirmed that the intensity of the crisis in Cross River apparently informed the pressure being mounted by officials of the state on the PDP.

Tribune reports that Governor Liyel Imoke, Honorable Owan Enoh, Bassey Ewa and the state chairman, Ntufam John Okon, had, at different times, visited the national secretariat in Abuja during the week.

A source told Tribune that because some people who are not favored by the establishment in the state had the upper hand in the last congresses, the governor is lobbying for the cancellation of the results, to pave way for total sweep of the process.

The paper quoted a source as saying “the pressure is coming particularly from those who lost out in the congress. They have tried to impress it on the party leadership and the NWC that only a cancellation would be acceptable.

“For the past three days, the leadership has come under intense lobby that a fresh congress should be conducted, by cancelling results already submitted by the various electoral panels. In fact, the lobby has been taken to the Presidency.

“But the NWC has told the lobbyists that they stand by the results returned by their electoral panels. Two petitions came from Cross River State but the appeal panel dismissed them. The petitioners were told to accept the report of the electoral panel. There are also issues from Enugu, Anambra and Benue.”

This may have led to why the party has now decided to suspend some members in the state, including Ndoma Egba and Jedy Agba, alleging that they manipulated the ward congresses.

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2 commentsOn Pressure Mounts On PDP To Cancel Ward Congresses In Cross River

  • No matter what the state exco and their ilk say, political observers in Cross River State will not lose sight of the genesis of this crisis which is:

    When Goddy Agba expressed interest in contesting in the gubernatorial polls, the state exco under the leadership of Ntufam John Okon, recognizing the threat he posed to the cabal consistently sought to bully and intimidate him out of the race in favour of one of their own when constitutionally, the state chapter is supposed to play the role of an unbiased umpire. Ntufam John Okon even at one point claimed that Jedy Agba was not a member of the PDP. Clearly, he has since retraced those steps and pretended as if that never happened. Such an incompetent fool.

    It has been Goddy vs the state-led PDP since then. Through that time, they even tried to capitalise on a short bout of illness which he(Goddy Agba) suffered.It is such a credit to the man that he is still in the race till this time, having had to contend with all the powers that be and all their underhand deceitful tactics, and giving them a run for their money it seems seeing as all political office holders in the state have relocated their offices to Abuja, all the better to harry the National exco to bend to their selfish wishes.

  • UGEH MATTHIAS UNDIANDEYE

    It is so sad that people who claim are party dons could’nt even deliver ward congresses. Now shows who is truely incharge of cross river. The presidency, PDP, and loyalists of the present governor should note that MADOPON wwill resist all frivulous ideas been planned by the present administration to manipulate the justhe just concluded ward congresses in cross river state, either at the state or federal level…. As for the suspension of prince goddy jedy agba(OFR) and senator ndoma egba, is one of the jokes been performed by the state party and their trouble shooting allies.

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