Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, has denied speculations that his political ambition is responsible for the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State chapter.
The minister made the clarification at the APC National Secretariat on Tuesday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen through his Aide, Mr Sam Bassey.
“We are all anxious to have the party moving, it is not about anybody, but about APC in Cross River, if anybody is interested in contesting election, he must have a platform,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.
Usani said since his appointment as minister, the Cross River chapter of the APC had been without an effective chairman and was collapsing because of lack of good leadership.
Usani until his appointment, was the APC Cross River chapter chairman.
He stated said with Mr John Ochalla as acting chairman of the APC in the state, the party had no platform in the state.
The minister said that this was due to the fact Ochalla had, a “phobia for meetings’’ and was not carrying members along.
He stressed that a politician who had phobia for meetings had no place in politics, adding that APC Cross River needed a vibrant chairman to achieve its desire of winning the governorship position in the 2019 elections
“We want to win election in Cross River and we need somebody that can stand out and lead the party in the office of the chairman to get us to victory,’’ the minister said.
The minister, while admitting that the Cross River chapter of the party had crisis, said the crisis had however, been put to rest.
This, he said, followed the election of Mr Etim John, as the new chairman of the state at the party´s just concluded congress.
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