BREAKING: Hours To Commencement Of Primary, Powerful APC Chieftain Dumps Party
- The former national scribe of the APC's defunct CECPC, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, is no more a member of the party
- Senator Akpanudoedehe tendered his resignation letter to the leadership of the party in Akwa Ibom on Monday, June 6
- Although Akpanudoedehe mentioned foul play in the election of candidates in his state, he vowed to continue his service to the people of the state
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The national secretary of the defunct Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe has announced his resignation from the ruling party.
Akpanudoedehe made this declaration on Monday, June 6, in a letter addressed to the APC chairman of his ward, Offot 6, in Uyo in Akwa Ibom, Vanguard reports.
In the said letter titled ‘Resignation of my membership of the All Progressives Congress’, Akpanudoedehe decried the wrong processes in the selection of candidates in the state by the party.
The letter seen by Nigerian Tribune read:
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“I write to notify you of my resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC), forthwith.
“Henceforth, I cease to be a member of the APC in my ward (ward 6 in Uyo LGA) or anywhere for that matter. I hereby relinquish all rights which inured to me as a member of the APC, member of the National Advisory Council and member of the national caucus of the APC.
“This decision to part ways with the APC is a tough one, but leadership entails adherence to the wishes of the vast majority of associates, allies, and supporters who have shown fidelity over time and have now witnessed the obduracy of the APC in handling the Candidates Selection processes in Akwa Ibom state.
“Our greater goal of providing service to the people of our dear state remains sacrosanct.”
Tinubu's associate reveals another party APC chieftain plans to join, gives condition
Meanwhile, an associate of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said the presidential hopeful on the platform of the APC, had concluded plans to dump the ruling party if the primaries were schemed against him.
The associate who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the development was the reason former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, stated recently that Tinubu had plan B if APC primaries are manipulated against him.
Although he noted that APC remains the primary platform Tinubu intends to actualize his presidential ambition; other options including the Social Democratic Party (SDP) would be explored if the primaries come short of transparency and credibility.