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Cross River: Keep Off Our Party Secretariat, PDP Warns APC  

state Secretariat Cross River state

November 14, (THEWILL) – Member of The Cross River State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned the All Progressives Congress in the state to keep off its state Secretariat.

The warning follows a renewed attempt by the new State executive of the  APC in the state to resume its activities in the Secretariat.

The controversial Secretariat located along Murtala Muhammed Highway in the heart of Calabar has been under the possession of the PDP for over two decades  but the APC in the state took over the Secretariat following the defection of the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade, to the APC.

The APC claimed the PDP dissolved into the APC alongside the Secretariat and also alleged that the rent for the property was renewed by the defecting PDP members.

The property was rebranded into the colours of the APC but has not been occupied by either of the parties as the matter was said to be subjudice.

However speaking in Calabar, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Prince Mike Ojisi,  called on security agencies to intervene and stop the planned action of the APC.

“As law-abiding citizens, we hereby, without any form of equivocation call on the AIG Zone 6, Commissioner of Police, Civil Defence and heads of all Security Agencies in Cross River State to expeditiously intervene and help restore the rule of law in the face of this brazen and evasive rape of the law by the APC.

“ We hereby demand an explanation into this unlawful invasion of our Secretariat by the overzealous SWC of the APC.

As a party, we are very much aware of the APC’s incurable craze and penchant for lawlessness both at the National and State Level, an obvious tragedy all rational Cross Riverian nay Nigerian, must speak against.

“We call on the APC to respect the rule of law and redeem her image in the eyes of the people, at least for once.

“As a party with the inalienable right to freedom of association as enshrined in our nation’s constitution, we shall continue to resist any attempt by the APC to gag, victimize or subjugate members of our great party,” he said.