The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Caucus, Akwa Ibom State Chapter has admonished members of the Party to jettison discussions about the 2023 general elections and concentrate on resolving all issues surrounding the 2019 general elections. The group made this known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman Obong Iniobong John and Secretary, Barr. Imo Akpan.
The group recently rose from an emergency meeting in Uyo where it met to reappraise the fortunes of the Party, review the conduct of the last general elections and take stock of what transpired.
The group argued that “without a resolution of all the issues around 2019 elections, there can be no meaningful futuristic discussion about 2023. It is therefore axiomatic that the more we seek to depart from 2019 and its unresolved issues, the more 2023 becomes a mirage”, it stated.
It was their contention that the Governorship Candidate of the Party Mr. Nsima Ekere must be given all the support and encouragement to focus on the on-going election Petitions without distractions rather than introducing 2023 at this point.
The group saluted Mr. Ekere for what they described as “patriotism, large-heartedness, commitment to purpose and demonstrating rare leadership and magnanimity in the face of neck-breaking pressures.” They pledged their “continued and unconditional support and loyalty to Obong Nsima Ekere and his bid at the Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal”.
The group extended messages of felicitations to His Excellency, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, CON, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang, SSA Niger Delta Affairs, Engineer Otobong Ndem Executive Director (Projects) and Hon. Victor Antai (Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom) on Niger Delta Development Commission Board on their various appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group encouraged members of the Party to remain calm, peaceful and not lose hope as that was the panacea for “cohesion, progress and success”.
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