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A-Ibom APC post-congress leadership tussle ends

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By Chioma Onuegbu & Harris-Okon Emmanuel

The leadership tussle that arose after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State has been resolved.

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has commended stakeholders of the APC for their support to the on-going party membership registration and revalidation exercise in the state.

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Akpabio particularly commended the Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC,Obong Nsima Ekere, and Senator John Akpanudoedehe for promptly donating 150 and 200 laptops respectively to enhance the  exercise.

The state APC leadership tussle ended, weekend, with members of the former APC state executive led by Dr Effiong Etok, the former state secretary and two former senatorial district chairmen, Obong Kufre Inyangette and Obong Uko Umoh, announcing the withdrawal of their suits against the APC state chairman, Ini Okopido and other members of his executive.

Dr Etok, the former state secretary, who spoke on behalf of the former executive, noted that  they refused to join Dr Udoma Ekarika, the man they supported to be state chairman, when he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday because of their love for APC and the intervention of Senator Akpabio.

“We have to move forward,”  Etok said.

Chief Don Etiebet, the Chairman of APC State Caucus thanked Dr Etok and other members of the old executive for allowing peace to reign.

“We have all sunk our differences. All the leaders of the party have resolved to work together. Whatever were our misgivings, we believe what God said that you must love your neighbour as you love yourself,” he said.

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