A former Peoples Democratic Social gathering member who crossed over to the All Progressive Congress has lamented after successful the celebration’s major solely to find that his identify has been substituted.
Hon. Aniekan Akpan had contested for the Eket Federal Constituency in AKwa Ibom state.
Based on him, he scored 126 votes to emerge winner in Eket Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom state.
Talking throughout a media interplay with newsmen in Uyo on Sunday, Akpan mentioned Mr Eseme Eyibio, who purchased APC nomination kind to contest for Eket Federal Constituency by no means participated within the major held at Eket police station final month.
He defined that he was shocked by the rumours peddled by his opponent that he (Eseme Eyibio) had gained the celebration ticket even when he by no means took half within the election.
Akpan, a former Chairman of Eket Native Authorities space on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), in AKwa-Ibom, acknowledged that Eket Federal Constituency has 4 native governments comprising of Eket, Onna, Ibeno and Esit Eket council areas, with 5 delegates collaborating within the election.
He listed the celebration constitutional provisions for nominating APC candidates for elective positions to incorporate: Direct, Oblique primaries and consensus technique, including that there was no provision for collection of candidates for election within the celebration, DailyTimes gathered.
He mentioned Mr Eseme Eyibio, who was his opponent within the election by no means turned up even within the celebration workplace the place election supplies have been moved to designated venue for voting.
He puzzled how an aspirant who by no means participate within the major immediately turned a winner
“But my opponent did not come to the party Secretariat where materials were entrusted to one Aniekan Archibong who was the Retuning Officer in the election.”
“Even at Eket police station where the voting took place , Eseme Eyibio was not there . I learnt he was busy supervising cooking of rice and ignored the voting exercise,” he mentioned.
He due to this fact debunked rumours allegedly peddled by opponents that he ran away with the election supplies.
“I know how party works as the former chairman of PDP . That was why I went to APC office in the morning to ensure that materials.”