Former Niger Delta Minister, Usani Usani has given reasons for dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
He explained that due to the ongoing blockade of administrative positions in the ruling APC in Cross River State, he had to leave to pursue his long-term ambition for the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
In an interview with reporters in Calabar, Usani, who was one of the 2019 APC governors, said, “The reduction of the democratic process in the province that created this is justified.”
Usani, a former staunch member of Action Congress Nigeria, which turned into an APC, lamented that he had used his time, resources and energy to form a party until the ‘strangers’ attacked.
“We built up the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the members of the APC are not my enemies.”
It would be recalled that Usani was one of the 17 gubernatorial aspirants for the APC ticket in the state.
A 7-man committee had pruned the number to four, after which about two weeks ago, the party caucus selected Prince Bassey Otu as its consensus candidate.
This seemingly angered other frontline aspirants. To pacify them, the party has now agreed to conduct primaries to have an acceptable flagbearer next week.