Ndoma-Egba heads committee to prune Cross River APC guber aspirants
All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has set up a seven-man committee to prune the number of governorship aspirants. The party has nine aspirants. They are Mr. Chris Agara, Senator John Owan Enoh, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani, the immediate past Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr and the Chairman of Ben Akak Foundation, Mr. Ben Akak.
Others are former Senator Bassey Otu of Cross River South Senatorial District, former Commissioner for Rural Transformation, Mr. Edem Okon Effiom, former Special Adviser, Department of Public Transport, Mr. Edem Effiom Ekong, former deputy governorship aspirant, Chief Ogban Ebock and an oil and gas businessman, Mr. Nsa Ekpenyong
A statement issued, yesterday, by the state Publicity Secretary of the chapter, Mr. Erasmus Ekpang, reads: “As a follow up to the commitment of our great party towards achieving an all inclusive, transparent, fair and democratic process that will lead to the emergence of an acceptable governorship candidate of our party and strengthened by the resolution of all the governorship aspirants in its meeting of April 26, wherein they mandated the party to purchase only one nomination form and drive a transparent process at arriving at victory for the party, the state chairman has approved the constitution of a special ad-hoc committee to interface with all aspirants for the office of governor and prune down the number in each senatorial district to two persons.”
He said the seven-member committee, which has Victor Ndoma Egba as chairman and Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa as secretary, would be inaugurated on May 4 and “will commence its meeting immediately after inauguration with all aspirants expected to present themselves with relevant credentials and evidence of up to date financial membership of the party in tandem with Article 9. 3 of the party’s 2022 constitution.”
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