From INI FRIDAY, Uyo-
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has picked the Deputy Chairman of the Party, Dr. Ita Udosen as its new Chairman.
Udosen replaces the late Mr Ini Okopido who died on Wednesday after an undisclosed illness.
According to a press statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Nkereuwem Eyongekere and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Uyo, the party said the descion to appoint the new Chairman was taken after an emergency session at its State Secretariat.
“Following the sudden, sad and devastating transition of our Chairman, the late Hon. Ini Titus Okopido, the State Working Committee (SWC) of our party met today (yesterday) in an emergency session at the State Party Secretariat and resolved as follows:
“That based on Article14.2 Section iii of the Party’s Constitution, the Deputy Chairman of the Party, Dr. Ita Udosen should hereby assume the position of the Acting Chairman henceforth.
“With the said resolution of the SWC today, Dr. Ita Udosen, the State Deputy Chairman is hereby appointed the Acting State Chairman effective Thursday, August 6, 2020,” the statement read.