Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom state have agreed to adopt the consensus option in electing the new leadership of the party in the area.
Leader of the party in the state, Senator Ita Enang told journalists on Saturday in Uyo that the decision to harmonize was to sustain the peace and unity in the party.
Enang, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), said with the latest development the interest of all bodies and stakeholders that make up APC would be accommodated.
He said, “We have also agreed that we do avoid very contentious congress but have a kind of consensual arrangement and so we were able to agree that we will produce the chairman and secretary but who they are I will not want to name now but will name at the congress ground.
“The other offices will also be distributed to the senatorial districts and the senatorial districts have concluded their mini exercise on taking decisions on who should occupy the different offices or who they should each sponsor as candidate of that block.
“All those who bought forms and want to contest elections will still be entitled to contest the election but the different senatorial districts have agreed in consensus arrangement on how to produce their candidate,” he explained.
Enang claimed that the refusal of the state government to allow APC use any of the proposed venues for their congress was a pointer that the PDP in Akwa Ibom is intolerant of the opposition.
He assured that the party’s congress would still hold before the end of the day to ratify decisions reached by the various blocs.