The Elders and Stakeholders in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has faulted the outgoing Chairman of the Local government for masterminding the ‘fake endorsement by his aides and friends as the candidate of the party.
The senior stakeholders of the Party frowned at what they called stage-managed endorsement by Hon. Eric with some of his friends in the name of party.
According to some of the stalwart in the party, Eric should be disciplined for giving money to his friends to buy form for him in the name of party endorsement.
When contacting the Chapter Chairman, Rt. Hon. Nsiikak Ikpe, he expressed displeasure on such political tactics from Hon. Eric Akpan to deceived people.
Ikpe said he as the Chapter Chairman is not aware of any endorsement and such thing has not happened in his chapter and he cannot be a party to such.
He promised to discipline any aspirant that want to bring rancor into the party.
Meanwhile, the Party stakeholders has promised to support the best among all the contestants and promised to respect the zoning structure.
Advises the incumbent chairman to respect the elders and stop instigating war in the party, if he want to test his popularity he should go the field.
Daily tells Nigeria understands that, the PDP ticket for Nsit Ibom has been zoned to Asang ward 2, 3 and 4 because Asang ward 1 and 5 has served as chairman and this is the turn for the remaining wards to vie for the position.
It would be recalled that, Nsit Ibom Elders had met and concluded that, no one has ever contested for chairmanship for the second time and as such zoningsshould be maintained for peace and tranquility.
However, the Political leader of Nsit Ibom, His Excellency Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga, had told the people who protested last week to his house that, the Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has not endorsed anybody for Nsit Ibom and that the People will choose their Chairman.
His Words: ….the governor does not have any anointed aspirant from Nsit Ibom, whosoever fabricated such lies is on his own”, Nkanga declares.