A letter that leaked online a few days after the Court of Appeal in Abuja decided that Ita Enang was not the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) governorship candidate for the 2023 election in Akwa Ibom State, suggests that Mr. Enang may have been dismissed from the party. Former President Muhammadu Buhari advisor Mr. Enang.
The letter, dated January 24, 2023, and written to the APC ward chairperson in Mr. Enang’s Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state, signed by Stephen Ntukekpo, the APC chairperson in Akwa Ibom, stated that Mr. Enang was ejected due to his legal disputes over the party governorship ticket.
Former senator Mr. Enang will appear before the Supreme Court to challenge the Court of Appeal judgment on the Akwa Ibom APC governorship ticket.
Mr. Enang was charged by the APC with secretly supporting the PDP. In the letter, Mr. Ntukekpo claimed that the APC State Working Committee had responded to a petition filed against Mr. Enang.
On Tuesday night, Mr. Ntukekpo stated that the expulsion letter was authentic. However, Mr. Enang claimed to this newspaper that he was unaware of his expulsion.
Asking Mr. Udofia, the APC candidate for governor in the state, about the situation and whether or not Mr. Enang’s removal was likely to spark further party strife.
“I don’t know why you are asking me that question. It’s a party affair. I guess the party Exco would be in a better place to answer that question,” he responded.
“They did whatever they did for whatever reason.
“I am not aware Ita Enang was working for the APC. Ita Enang is a hired mole. Anyway, that’s his problem. The party will deal with it,” he added.