Cross River State APC faction plans to disrupt upcoming local government elections


The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State has taken a new dimension as a faction planned to disrupt the local government elections slated for March 2020

Already, another group led by APC Chairman, Etim John State working committee on Monday, said they are not part of a plot to disrupt Local Government elections slated for March this year by Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC).

In a statement signed by the Secretary Francis, Ekpenyong, the party said they are aware that some dissident group in the party had taken the Cross River State Independent Electoral Commission to Court over the conduct of Local Government Elections.

It would be recalled that the State Independent Electoral Commission had fixed March 2020 as the date for local government elections in Cross River State after about three years of non-conduct of local polls in the State. When contacted, the Publicity Secretary of John Ochalla led group, Bassey Ita said there was no faction in the party.

However, when the Chairman of the other faction, John Ochala, was contacted, he admitted that there was a matter in court where his group has taken CROSIEC to court because it failed to update voters’ register to accommodate those who are 18 years old.