APC Rejects Akpabio As Akwa Ibom State Party Leader
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described as null and void the purported proclamation of the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio as leader of the party, saying by law, the state chairman is the head of the party caucus in the state.
The decision of the party was taken at its second Stakeholders in Uyo to review the state of affairs of the party in the first quarter of the year and to also report the achievements and challenges facing the party in the State.
In the communique issued after the meeting, stakeholders endorsed the decision of the State Executive Committee SEC to declare as a nullity the unilateral proclamation and announcement of Senator Godswill Akpabio as the State Party Leader of APC in gross violation of the Party’s Constitution in the unauthorised and illegal Stakeholders meeting of Sunday, March 28, 2021.
It reads that“the Party hereby reminds every member and the general public that the State Chairman (or Caretaker Chairman as applicable here) is the Chairman of the State Caucus as provided for in Article 12.9 Sub (i) of the party Constitution (October 2014 As Amended) and remains the Party Leader in the State until further notice”.
The Party also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the successes his administration has recorded so far and for his unrelenting effort at tackling corruption, economic and security challenges in the country.