- Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja ruled in favor of APC leadership in Akwa Ibom State
- Delivering judgment on Thursday, April 7, the court ruled that elected members of the executive should remain in their offices
- The said state cadres were inaugurated by the former National Interim Committee of the APC
Abuja- According to the verdict of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Thursday, the leaders of the Akwa Ibom All Progressives Congress (APC) will remain in office, Vanguard reports.
In its decision on Thursday, the appeals court upheld the election of the leaders inaugurated by the defunct national interim committee of the CPA after the last congress, Leadership added.
From congress, Augustine Ekanem emerged as in-state APC president to work with other elected officials.
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The ruling party in Akwa Ibom has been wracked by a power struggle between the former national secretary of the APC’s interim committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, and Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
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Meanwhile, the APC was repositioned with effective strategies to capture Akwa-Ibom, members of an APC support group had said.
The band made the statement in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday February 20 by its interim president, Engr. Ime Mbom.
According to Mbom, former Chief Whip of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, the real stakeholders of the state’s APC branch were rising up to take their rightful place in the party .
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He said that one of the most notable members, Engr. Larry Esin, a former gubernatorial candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change, who also served as national chairman of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), was overwhelmingly backed for the 2023 gubernatorial race.
2023: Akwa Ibom APC stakeholders urge Akpanudoedehe to join gubernatorial race
Previously, state stakeholders called for Akpanudordehe to run for governor of Akwa Ibom State in 2023.
The request was contained in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, February 10 by stakeholders after their meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.