The former Commissioner for Science and Technology and one time Chieftain of All Progressives Party, APC, Mr. Samuel Efanga has described APC in Akwa Ibom State as a party that has no coordination and whose members have resorted to blackmail to gain favour from few who are in position of authority.
In an exclusive interview with journalists in Uyo, Mr. Efanga said with the mad rush of APC members to attract attention of few persons who have been appointed into key positions by the Federal Government, the party has lost its political bearing and relevance in the state.
According to him, “The unfortunate aspect of it is that all the appointees of the Federal Government, except one, have shot the door against members of APC in Akwa Ibom. This is because they have no intention to contest election in 2019 or attachment to the party.
“What they do is to assist members of APC who are not from Akwa Ibom, particularly those they believe could influence their reappointment. One of them flies into Akwa Ibom from Abuja almost on a weekly basis to speak on a Radio programme the next and will leave to the airport from the premises of the Radio station, because he does not want APC members to come to him for one thing or the other.
“While on the Radio programme, he will attack the government of Akwa Ibom State and condemn every step taken by the state governor and will get the tape to go and show to the people in Abuja. That way, the people will believe he is working for the party in the state, when he is simply scheming for his reappointment. They believe in propaganda, lies, deceit and do not see anything good in another person or the government of the day. So, if by act of commission, they come to power, they will not govern for the public good.
” I have received several calls from chieftains of APC who want to return to the PDP in Akwa Ibom and to that extent, I would say that PDP will soon celebrate harvest of defectors from APC. Without sounding boastful, I want to tell you here that I have received congratulatory calls from across board for the decision I have taken. PDP is a way of life of our people the party is the best for us.”