By Christopher Tom, Uyo
The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Akwa Ibom has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has perfected its plan to organize a ‘fake’ defection ceremony of it’s members to the PDP.
Spokesperson of the APC in the state, Mr. Nkereuwem Enyongekere in a press release on Thursday said the PDP has also procured a tipper load of brooms to be burnt during the so-called defection charade.
Enyongekere said the idea behind the stage-managed defection was to capitalize on the minor leadership controversy in the party to give the erroneous impression that the APC was dead in Akwa Ibom.
He fingered a former member of the National Assembly and leader of a political pressure Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum(ADC) as the arrow head of the plan.
”Information from highly credible source has revealed that any moment from now the conspiracy may be hatched by the PDP in the state to stage a charade of a mammoth crowd of persons supposedly members of APC defecting from the party to the PDP.
”Organizers of the planned charade are still searching for a suitable venue intended to be a state wide event and aimed at deceiving the ignorant and gullible public that Akwa Ibom APC has imploded sequel to the alleged leadership tussle and rumoured division of the party in the state.
”Yesterday(Tuesday) a tipper load of freshly made brooms arrived from Ikot Ekpene to the residence of a PDP Chieftain in Akpa Ube, Aka Offot community in Uyo Local Government. A mountain-like heap of the broom is to be set on fire to illustrate the “demise” of APC in the state.
”The source further revealed that a former member of the NASS, hitherto a member of APC and now a Chieftain of the political pressure group that goes by the name; Akwa Ibom Democratic Forum (ADF) is linked and closely associated with the planned charade”, the APC spokesperson alleged.
He urged APC members and the public to be wary of the antics of the PDP government in the state to cause confusion in the party.
”The APC hereby wishes to put its members and the general public on noticd of this act of desperation by a party/government that has failed in all ramifications to deliver on its promises and expectations of the people.
”We advise our party men and women sympathetic to the misdirection offered by the leadership of ADF not to allow themselves to be led astray but to remain resolute with the party, unwavering in their support and believe in the leadership of the party and the prospects it offers to deliver Akwa Ibom from the current misgovernance of the PDP”, he said.