May 26, 2024

Accord Party denies being sponsored by A’Ibom govt


Ini Billie, Uyo

Accord Party in Akwa Ibom State has denied insinuations that it is being sponsored by the state government. The party stated that it has never received any financial support from the government.

The denial follows claims that the state government was fronting the party for its own interest.

The State Chairman of the party, Mr Martins Ansa described the insinuations as false and malicious rumours aimed at destroying the core values of the party and the personae of its governorship candidate before right-thinking members of the society.

Ansa, who stated this in Uyo on Wednesday, noted that the party could provide solutions to the challenges confronting the state, adding that it is on a mission to produce the next governor of Akwa Ibom. It named Emem Coffie as its governorship candidate.

Ansa said: “Accord in Akwa Ibom State is a product of self-sacrifice by committed members who have shown unflinching loyalty in their belief to produce the next governor of our dear state come 2023.

“I would also want to use this medium to debunk insinuations, claims and rumours making rounds in the State, that our great party is being sponsored by the state.

“I want to state here unequivocally that Accord (Party) in Akwa Ibom State has never received a dime from the State Government nor an individual or group of individuals.

“Therefore, Accord (party), Akwa Ibom State Chapter is open for all Akwa Ibomites irrespective of their political platform and affiliations.

“The leadership of this great party and the winner of the 28th of May, 2022 delegates primaries elections, Engr. Emem Coffie (FNICE, COREN) hereby debunks such a “substitutive position” as false.

“All members of Accord Party, supporters and the general public should please take note,” he stated.

While congratulating members who emerged winners during its primaries, the Chairman commended members for the sacrifices they have made to keep the flag of the party flying.

He appreciated the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini for ensuring that all who emerged winners at the primaries were listed by the umpire.

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