APC Writes INEC, Say Etim John Not Cross River Chapter Chairman

In Breaking News, News, Politics

By Ushang Ewa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has written the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Cross River State not to recognize the faction led by Mr. Etim John.

The National Vice Chairman, South South of the party, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, in a letter dated July 23rd, 2018 and addressed to the REC said the court has barred Mr. Etim from parading himself as chairman.

“You are aware that the Court has barred the illegal exco headed by one Hon. Etim John from operating until the determination of the case in Court,”the letter read in part and directed that all communications relating to the bye-election to replace late lawmaker, Stephen Ukpukpen be directed to Mr. Bassey Ita of No. 7 Asi Agbor street, Calabar.

But, the REC, Dr. Frankland Briyai had said that following a letter to the INEC headquarters, the office in the state is recognising Mr. John as chairman.

“The APC informed us formally through our national headquarters that they are going to have Ward, Local Government and State congresses and we monitored and all my Electoral Officers here submitted their reports and myself as I traveled to Abuja on Wednesday submitted the complete result of the list of delegates from the Ward, Chapter and State. And on that lists recognised by INEC right now it is Etim John that your Party submitted to us,” Briyai said at town hall meeting for stakeholders sensitization for the bye-election.

“What we recognize now is Etim John. If your party has a different view about that, your national headquarters should simply contact my Honorable Chairman in writing telling him that what you just explain is currently on ground with so so reasons (and) I should not recognise him as state chairman of APC and that will be effected, without that, Cross River State INEC recognizes Etim John as chairman,” Briyai said, adding that; “time table for Obudu 1 State Constituency is already out, we will not wait for any party with intra party problems.”

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