Two main factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state have signed a peace accord to enable them to work for the victory of the party at the forthcoming by-elections in the state.
In a joint statement signed by the faction chairmen identified as John Ochala and Etim John in Abuja on Tuesday, the factions resolved to bury the hatchet and work towards the victory of the party
While the faction leaders acknowledged the crises that had rocked the party for quite some time, they, however, resolved to make peace.
In the Joint statement titled, ‘Joint Statement by Sir John Ochala and Honourable Etim Godwin John on the Way Forward for Cross River State All Progressives Congress’, the faction chairmen said:
“Our great party, the All Progressives Congress Cross River State chapter, has for a long while been embroiled in the factionalisation of the party.
“We have in the interest of the party resolved that the two factions are now united as one indivisible body to foster the party’s interest in the state.”
Further pointing out that the forthcoming senatorial district and State House of Assembly By-election was of utmost priority to the party, the statement read: “the forthcoming Senatorial district and state House of Assembly by-elections is uppermost in our minds and have resolved to work for credible and acceptable candidates that will give us the much-needed victory in the by-elections.’’
The party admonished all factions to work together for the Cross River State Northern Senatorial District chapters to bring about victory in the forthcoming by-elections.
The crises that had rocked the party for over five years robbed it of victory in last year’s general elections (Presidential) and the local government election which held on May 30 this year.