APC National Vice Chair, South South Confirms Planned Defection Of PDP Stalwarts In Cross River

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From left: Mr. Hilliard Ettah, National Vice Chairman, South South APC, Eno Beke Ikwen, member APC and Barrister Okoi Obono Obla, APC Chieftain at the zonal meeting yesterday
From left: Mr. Hilliard Ettah, National Vice Chairman, South South APC, Eno Beke Ikwen, member APC and Barrister Okoi Obono Obla, APC Chieftain at the zonal meeting yesterday in Calabar

The leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) South South zone says it is confident that the zone would be adequately represented in various appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Mr. Hilliard Eta, National Vice Chairman of APC, South South said this on Saturday in Calabar at the end of a post-election Zonal National Executive Meeting (NEC) of the party.

Eta said although political appointments were necessary, it was not a yardstick to measure development, adding that the APC government was poised to developing the country including the South South.

He said: “It is too early in the day to cry wolf; I am assured that the South South will definitely get its fair share of the appointments.

“But we should not delude ourselves that appointments in whatever hue is a guarantee of development.’’

He called on party faithfuls in the zone to support President Buhari and APC, saying that was the only way they could negotiate their needs within the context of critical developments.

The chairman said that the country needs the best hands to rebuild the country and urged the President to select the best brains that can deliver on the party’s electioneering promises.

Eta condemned the clamor for ethnic representation in appointments and described such agitations as retrogressive and unnecessarily overheating the polity.

He also said that Zonal NEC was fully in support of the war against corruption by Mr. President and called on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop distracting the process.

According to him the APC government has come to clear the mess the PDP has inflicted on Nigerians saying that those who have looted the country in any way must be ready to face prosecution.

“We are presently suffering oftentimes unreasonable barbs from an unsettled PDP on account of Mr. President’s steely resolve to confront corruption. They would rather we allowed corruption take a bow,” he said.

He said the APC was working very hard to take over the remaining states of Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta, beginning with the forthcoming Bayelsa gubernatorial polls.

“Every day I dream of APC governor in Akwa Ibom; every day I dream of APC governor in Rivers; every day I dream of APC governor in Delta. And in no distant time, the national chairman of our great party will be here to receive some great sons and daughters of Cross River State into the APC fold,”. He said.

He further stated that the aim of the meeting was to give critical appraisal of the party’s performance in the zone in the last election and chart the way forward.

Prominent party national executives and members of the board of trustees from the zone attended the meeting.

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