13th February, 2012
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has reaffirmed Pastor Usani Usani as its duly nominated goveernorship candidate for Cross River, dispelling published reports that two ACN candidates have emerged in the state.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Pastor Usani emerged at its primaries held in Calabar, which was witnessed by INEC officials,the police and other security agencies.
It said the misinformation on the emergence of two governorship candidates was engineered by the former chairman of the party in Cross River, Mr. Cletus Obun, who is apparently colluding with the PDP in the state to try to thwart an impending ACN victory in the governorship election slated for 25 February.
“We are aware that Mr. Obun went to INEC to submit the nomination form for Mike Ogar who, even though obtained the ACN forms, did not show up at the venue of the primaries in Calabar.
“Unfortunately for Mr. Obun, the form he took to INEC proved to be a worthless paper as none of the two authorised signatories, the National Chairman and the National Secretary, signed the form,’’ ACN said.