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Doctored delegates’ lists rock A’Ibom APC

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AKWA Ibom State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is presently rocked by war of words following moves to tamper with the delegates list.

Our political correspondent in Uyo gathered that supporters of the Senator John Akpan Udoedeghe, one of the governorship aspirants have allegedly raised an alarm that names of wards and local government executives as first compiled in 2014 and ratified some months ago were substituted with new names in  publications made recently in some local tabloids.

It would be recalled that stakeholders of the party had during the reconciliation meeting preceding the recent congress, unanimously agreed to use the old 2014 list in the ward and chapter executives.

It was also agreed to maintain the state executives with only the chairman and secretary being substituted.

National Light learnt however, that the allegations that names were being substituted has helped to exacerbate the tension in the party that already swelling on account of governorship aspiration of Akpan Udo Edeghe and the Niger Delta Development Commission, Managing Director, Obong Nsima Ekere.

Supporters of both camps have repeatedly gone on social media to attack one another.

However, a party source revealed that the idea of using the 2014 structure did not speak well with some prominent members of the party because according to them, it was put in place by senator Udoedeghe.

A member of the party who simply identified himself as Mr okon said “the issue surrounding the 2014 list is the biggest problem in the party and presently supporters of the senator are alleging that some people changed the authentic 2014 list of names of ward and chapter executives of the party with fresh names.

Our correspondent gathered that some of the members loyal to the senator have threatened to dump the party, if the issue was not resolved before the primaries.

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