Cross River APC crisis deepens, as group insist on Etim’s removal
The crisis rocking the Cross River State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is yet to abate as a section of its supporters insist on the nullification of the election of John Etim as the chairman of the party.
Yesterday, members of the APC integrity group in Cross River State led by Maxwell Etta, maintained that the state Congress held on 24th February this year in Calabar where Etim emerged chairman was not in tandem with the provisions of the APC constitution and the Electoral Act.
The group urged the John Odigie-Oyegun led national working committee (NWC) not to accord Etim the status of the state chairman of the party ahead of the planned national executive committee (NEC) billed to hold on the 27th of this month.
The group cited the non issuance of notice of congress as stipulated in the APC constitution, absence of statutory notice to the independent national electoral commission (INEC) which provides for 21 days notice to be issued before congress is held as infractions committed in the congress that produced Etim.
The group reiterated its call for the cancellation of the outcome of the state congress in the interest of the party in Cross Rivers state.
They tcalled on President Buhari and the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola
Tinubu to wade into the crises rocking the party and ensure the emergence of the state chairman of the party in line with laid down rules.
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