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Ward Congresses: APC youths set Akwa Ibom secretariat on fire

Angered APC youths at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom on Saturday went on a rampage over none availability of materials for the ward congresses.

According to report, the congresses were scheduled to hold in 329 wards in Akwa Ibom but did not hold due to the absence of election materials.

This was reported to have anger the youth who torched sections of the party secretariat at Ikot Ekpene. The party’s flags were not spared.

The youths carried placards with the inscription, ”Udodehe you can’t hijack our party” and ”We want a free and fair congresses not consensus” among others.

A member of the party from Etinan local government area, UduakAbasi Ikpatt said there were no congresses in any of the wards in Etinan due to the absence of materials.

Ikpatt blamed Udoedehe for the situation insisting that the right thing must be done if the party is to remain one ahead of the 2023 elections in the state.

However, the spokesperson of the party in the state, Nkereuwem Enyongekere, said the ward congresses went on smoothly without any hitch.

”The congresses took place in the 329 ward centres and not at the APC state secretariat in Uyo so what materials are they complaining about?

”The congresses have been concluded. If you want video clips of my own I will send it to you.

On allegation of Udoedehe trying to hijack the party, Enyongekere said: ”Hijack what? This is the most transparent congress ever conducted in Akwa Ibom state, very democratic.

“Otherwise from the inception of this state it has always been writing of names”.

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