APC withdraws from local government polls in Akwa Ibom


***alleges gang-up between govt, AKISIEC

APC withdraws from local government polls in Akwa Ibom

By Harris Emanuel

Uyo — Indications have emerged that the All Progressives Congress, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, would not participate in the forthcoming local government polls billed for October 31, 2020.

Besides, the party is poised to institute legal action against the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission ( AKISIEC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for creating 39 “illegal wards and planning to use same to conduct the upcoming 2020 local government elections.”

The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Nkereuwem Eyongekere, who dropped the hints over the weekend, alleged the conspiracy between the state government and the state electoral commission to undo opposition parties in the council polls.

He said, “APC frowns at this reckless breach of the law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by AKISIEC under Governor Udom-led PDP government and proceeds to challenge this illegality in the court of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper