Tuesday, 24 November 2015

APC elders may rejoin PDP in Akwa Ibom

Indications emerged  last night that some elders from the state who have been hopnobbing with the state APC governorship candidate Umana Umana, may have concluded plans to come back and be reintegrated in the current dispensation of Governor Udom Emmanuel. 

A source say that these out of favour elders, are not happy that their poor political calculation has landed them at the wrong side of the divide, where they only hear about governance but are unable to access the government of the day.

Our source confided that 11 of the displaced politicians have secretly met with a top notch in the elders’s forum in view of their impending return after several months in the wilderness.

However it was further gathered that their sojourn in Umana Okon Umana’s camp had since rendered them highly irrelevant, and without followership.
Among the returnees are two former national assemblymen from Ikot Ekpene  senatorial district, and a former local government chairman in Uyo federal constituency, and another septuagenarian who has a biological tie with a ranking state PDP officer in the state.

We reliably gathered that the APC disgruntled elders met at the weekend in a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate, where they lamented that Umana has led them to political doldrums as they no longer enjoyed financial leverage and upkeep in a  state they had previously contributed their time and resources. 

They also reasoned that since Umana is not able handle their financial entitlements and shows no prospect of causing any upset in his quest to unseat Governor Udom Emmanuel who appears to have firmly taken grip of the state.

The APC elders are primarily former ranking members of the PDP who would have either been in the state caucus of the party or the official state elders’ forum, but have been left in the wilderness after following Umana to APC late early this year.

Currently, Governor Udom Emmanuel has placed premium on the counsel of the PDP elders in making most of his decisions, and it is believed that most elders are banking on his humility and assesibility to attract developements to their localities.

However they are bound to meet some pockets of resistance from the PDP elders who are not Co for table with the development.

A prominent former federal lawmaker from Uyo Senatorial district said the PDP is undergoing a reformation process and has no room for distraction by self seeking wanderers who have consistently been guided by their selfish interests instead of the collective good of all and sundry.

“That era of indiscriminate thorough fare in the party is over and nobody should expect us to tolerate such unstable characters who have sacrificed their integrity on the platter of greed to bring confusion to our state,”  the PDP elder added.

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