Akwa Ibom State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has raised the alarm over plot by the All Progressive Congress party (APC) to use the court and return to the nomination process after the exercise has been concluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Addressing a press conference in Uyo on Tuesday, the governorship candidate of NNPP senator John James Akpan Udoedehe said such a dubious attempt by APC to use the court and stampede INEC for fresh nomination to favour their preferred candidate will invite anarchy ahead of the general election.
“Any political party that never met the requirements by law with regards to election guidelines and timetable for all political parties should not use the court to ambush the commission and Akwa Ibom people.
“Any attempt to use the court to rewind the nomination process which has been rounded off by the electoral umpire will be resisted vehemently”
Udoedehe explained that police have established a prima facie case of forgery against the purported state chairman of APC in Akwa Ibom Mr Stephen Ntokekpo adding that it was obvious that APC does not have a governorship candidate in the state.
Udoedehe who spoke in the media briefing through the state Publicity Secretary of NNPP Mr Solomon Johnny recalled that the process to quit PDP in Akwa Ibom started in 2007 when he was with Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party.
He maintained that NNPP remains strong in her determination to sack PDP from Akwa Ibom State Government House and warned APC not to thwart the effort to realize the said plan.
He mentioned economic stimulus plan as the strategy of NNPP to stamp out unemployment, hunger and starvation in the state.
Udoedehe further explained that the economic stimulus agenda of the party will include giving out N1m each to 30 persons across the 31 local government areas in the state on monthly basis to enhance self-reliance.
He said such gesture will serve as first aid to unemployment in the state as many people would be touched by the sincerity of the government to end poverty.
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