Group bemoans APC leadership crisis in A’Ibom, appoints Larry Esin as their leader
By DAVID DAVID
A social-political group, Akwa Ibom APC Alliance (AAA) said to consists of patriotic APC members has bemoaned the leadership crisis in APC and appointed Larry Esin as their leader.
Addressing newsmen in Uyo, the group observed that some selfish interest groups in APC have hijacked the party and ready to keep it down for their selfish reasons.
They noted that the same people frustrated the party during the 2015 and 2019 general elections, which they said is the reason true stakeholders of APC who are made up of all the support groups, youths, women and elders in the state, have come out in full force to rescue the party, and give it a new direction that will enable us take over power in the state in 2023.
Such selfish disposition and self-serving ambition according to the group, have threatened the very foundation of the party in Akwa Ibom State.
“We the true stakeholders cannot fold our hands and watch our party destroyed by self-serving elements. Recall that in 2015, our party was to provide an option for good governance in Akwa Ibom State, the same players with selfish quest destroyed the prospects of APC providing that alternative.
“We have watched with dismay, the way and manner APC in Akwa Ibom State is being managed, it is time for us to all rise and say NO to bad leadership, confusion, incompetency and misdirection of our great party in the state.
“ We the true stakeholders of the party have risen to rescue our party from stronghold rent seekers who are only interested in using the party for their personal and selfish gains rather than for the democratic interests of genuine stakeholders and the development of Akwa Ibom State. We are now ready to return the party to the true owners.
“We the party faithful in Akwa Ibom State have decided that Engr. Larry Esin, who was the Gubernatorial flag bearer of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in 2011, and a committed supporter of our great party and federal government, is therefore nominated and generally accepted by the majority of our party faithful in the state as the leader Akwa Ibom APC Alliance (AAA). Engr. Esin possesses the temperament and capacity to lead us to victory in 2023, he is void of ethnic politics and accepted by the majority of Akwa Ibomites.
“To this end, we have nominated Hon. Engr. Ime Mbom as the interim chairman of APC in Akwa Ibom State. All other members of the interim Exco will be announced and presented to the National Secretariat for recognition.” The group said.