By Ushang Ewa
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator John Owan-Enoh, has accused the Stanley Ekezie’s ward congress committee of the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State of being compromised.
Owan-Enoh who represents central Cross River in the red floor of the natonal assembly also said Saturday’s nationwide ward congresses did not hold in state.
“We cannot trust this panel any more to organise free and fair congress and be just to everyone, and we took a decision that we will reject this congress panel,” Owan-Enoh said while speaking to newsmen Monday in Abuja.
He continued: “We are going to tell Abuja that we rejected this panel and that another independent panel should be constituted to come and do congress in Cross River.”
He called on the party’s leadership not to believe any story to the contrary as some individuals in the state’s chapter are planning to hijack the party structure in the state.
CrossRiverWatch had reported that the ward congresses was postponed by 24 hours to Sunday and as at midday, there was yet to be any sign that such will hold.
And, Owan-Enoh explained that when it was obvious that the ward congress would not hold, party stakeholders in the state ensured that sensitive materials for the exercise were kept with the Commissioner of Police in the state and warned that curiosity would be heightened if any result was presented to the party´s leadership when the congress did not hold.
“It will be shameful if any delegates’ list and elected people come out of last Saturday’s exercise in Cross River when Result Sheets and other materials are in safe custody of the police.
“I don’t think it will happen but if it does happen, I believe the entire stakeholders will meet to agree on the line of action,” Owan-Enoh said.
On the appeal committee as constituted, Owan-Enoh said stakeholders in the state had no faith in it “because it has been compromised.”
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