Tension mounts at Cross River APC over consensual deal | The Guardian Nigeria News

Tensions are mounting at the Cross River State All Progressives Congress (APC) over the party’s inability to choose contenders for the 2023 gubernatorial race.

Additionally, his final caucus meeting scheduled for yesterday has been cancelled.

Already, the seven-man committee led by Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) responsible for reducing the large number of aspirants to four, from the two senatorial areas that entered the race on Friday evening, has submitted its report to the President of the State, Mr. Alphonse Eba for transmission to Governor Ben Ayade.

A statement yesterday from APC Publicity Secretary Mr Erasmus Ekpang said: “The ruling APC, Cross River State Chapter, regrets to announce that the caucus meeting of ‘status scheduled for today (yesterday) has been cancelled. A new date for the meeting will be communicated shortly.

He did, however, apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation may have caused, but said: ‘local council caucus may be rescheduled for tomorrow (today), or as agreed with the various chapter presidents’.

No reason was given for the cancellation, but it was found that the party needed time to put its house in place, as some aspirants, including Senator John Owan-Enoh, rejected plans to party consensus.

Meanwhile, some party stalwarts who are unhappy with the consensus arrangement said, “A worker is worthy of his salary, why do we like consensus so much?” Allow people to test their popularity in the field.

“I hope we are aware that it will be one man one voice in 2023. Allowing people to go out into the field. Let the people choose their candidates so that we can win the general election.


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