Akwa Ibom APC Disowns Ex-Governor Victor Attah

The Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State have disassociated themselves from last week’s visit by a group led by the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, to the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

They said the group purporting to represent the Akwa Ibom chapter of the APC was actually a visit of stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, in the state. The Victor Attah-led delegation visited Buhari last Friday, May 8, 2015.

However, the APC chairmen in Akwa Ibom State in a statement made available to journalists yesterday said “the PDP delegation led by former state governor and proud life member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Obong Victor Attah, masqueraded itself as that of the stakeholders of the APC in Akwa Ibom State, to confuse and mislead the president-elect whereas the state chapter of the party was at the verge of a courtesy visit to Buhari.”

Continuing, the statement said “It would have been more dignifying of the Obong Victor Attah-led team to have correctly informed Nigerians that a delegation of the Akwa Ibom State PDP leaders were on a visit to the President-elect and was gladly welcomed by the fatherly favour of the President-elect, whose policy is to be available to every Nigerian or group no matter how treacherous, altruistic or disguised they might be.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the APC Akwa Ibom Chapter, like every other chapter of the party in Nigeria, is at the verge of a courtesy visit to their president-elect to be led by national officers, BOT members, national legislator and other elders of the party, to share with their president-elect the joy, expectations and challenges of their victory at the just-concluded national polls.”

The statement added that, “Commendable as the visit was in apprising the president-elect of his immediate challenge in office regarding Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah and his group lied to the president-elect and Nigerians by trying to pass their delegation as that of the stakeholders of the APC Akwa Ibom State, a development that could confuse the president-elect or at least mislead him.”

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