AAC Sacks Akwa Ibom Governorship Candidate, Iboro Otu Over Alleged Insubordination
The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has reportedly sacked its governorship candidate, Iboro Otu, in the state over Insubordination.
Casat News reports that the party accused Otu of anti-party activities, noting that he grossly violated the constitution, and the party’s set rules and directives.
It was learnt that the State chairman of the AAC, Utip Etiebiet told pressmen at a media briefing in Uyo, the state capital, that Otu has refused to identify with the party in his ward and local government chapters and has also refused to set up his campaign office and campaign organization.
According to the party, he had formed a coalition of governorship candidates on who’s platform he has raised several petitions against the national leadership and State Working Committee of the party.
The AAC in Akwa Ibom advanced that: ”He also demanded that he be given the freehand to nominate the state central collation officer and all polling agents in the state. This, the party said, is alien to the constitution of the party.
“Accordingly, a query was issued to him on 28th December, 2022. Following his refusal to reply to the query within 48 hours as demanded by the party, the party on December 31, 2022, issued him a letter of expulsion.”
On that premise the party’s chapter according to Etiebiet has officially informed the AAC National Executive Committee, AAC National Working Committee, AAC Board of Trustees, AAC Deputy National Chairman, South-South AAC National Legal Adviser, Commissioner Of Police Akwa lbom State, State Director DSS Akwa lbom State, State Controller Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC Akwa lbom Chapter, about his dismissal from the party.
However Naija News understands that Otu, who was among the governorship candidates who attended the interactive meeting with Akwa Ibom Council of Elders led by a former governor of the state, Obong Victor Attah on Thursday, said he wasn’t aware about his sack from the party.
He told some newsmen after the event that no communication has reached him about his expulsion from the party, adding that he doesn’t regard Utip Etiebiet as the leader of the state executive committee of the party.