All Progressive Congress (APC) Youth Caucus suspends Iniobong John as State Chairman.
Iniobong John has in recent weeks come under heavy condemnation by the Youth Caucus in the State following his activities which has been described as anti-party and in self-interest against the collective growth of the body in the Party and State at large.
Though he has been battling with series of press releases signed by him to keep himself in Office and dismiss all allegations against him, the expanded Caucus of the Party over the weekend met to take the decision to suspend him and relieve him of the Office in the best in ‘’ the best interest’’ to save the body from further crises.
In a letter dated June 17, 2020 signed by Barr. Imo E. Akpan, State Secretary, All Progressive Congress national Youth Caucus, Akwa Ibom State Chapter titled:
The statement further read that’’ In consonance with Article 5.2 & 5.15 of the Constitution, and in the absence of the Deputy State Chairman, the State senatorial District Vice Chairman 1 (Eket senatorial District) shall act and assume the role and functions of Acting Chairman of the APC Youth Caucus in Akwa Ibom State.
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‘’ We wish to implore all members of the caucus to be law abiding as we advise the suspended Chairman to act in good faith and desist from further parading himself as the state chairman until the issues are resolved’’.
‘’ Members of the public are herby notified to take note of the changes in the leadership of the caucus … while it is our hope and belief that this change shall engender peace, progress and development for APC Youths in Akwa Ibom State. We call on all members of caucus and the APC family to accord Lion Godswill Nkamiang the deserved cooperation’’, according to the statement.
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This seems not to be the good time for the Nigerian ruling party, APC.
In Akwa Ibom State, the youth wing of the party is experiencing serious hiccups, while Governor Godwin Obaseki has sworn transforming Edo State into Peoples Democratic party PDP State.
Many are perceiving this preamble turmoil in the party as litmus test to what will translate in 2023 general election year of Nigeria, as PDP is poised to take over it’s ruling position at the centre.