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Crisis Brews In APC Over Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South Federal Constituency Ticket.

By Our Reporter

Members of the All Progressives Congress in Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South federal constituency are set to protest over what they termed injustice in handling political issues within the federal constituency.

Some of the members who spoke with our reporter accused the Alphonsus Eba led Exco in the state of attempts to deny Akpabuyo and Bakassi of their opportunity to produce the next house of representatives member, insisting that such schism will be resisted by all means.

According to them, there is a grand plot by the party leadership in the state to auction party ticket for the federal constituency to a particular aspirant from Calabar south LGA.

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“this federal constituency is made up of three local government areas, which includes Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar south. Out of these three, Calabar south has occupied the seat for the past twenty years. It will only be proper and just for the mantle to return to either Akpabuyo or Bakassi LGA” said one of the aggrieved APC member who did not want his name in print.

They argued that any attempt for the party to do otherwise, will come with very serious consequence that may negatively affect the chances of APC in the coming election.

According to them, they intend to lead the protest to the state headquarters of the party to embarrass and exposed some secret and fraudulent dealings going on within the party if Akpabuyo ticket is given to Calabar south.

Aspirants contesting the election from Akpabuyo LGA is the immediate past commissioner for rural transformation, Hon. Efiom Okokon while Hon. Saviour Nyong, the immediate past Commissioner for Gas development and Hon. Ekpo Ekpo, a current member in the state house of assembly, representing Bakassi state constituency are the indigenes of Bakassi jostling for the seat.

Attempts to speak to with the party state chairman, Barr. Alphonsus Eba proved abortive as calls sent to his mobile phone was unanswered.

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