The Action Congress of Nigeria has denied reports that it has two governorship candidates in Cross River State.
The party alleged the report was the handiwork of the former Chairman of the Cross River State chapter of the ACN, Cletus Obun, who is working in concert with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
It said its candidate for the election, which holds on February 25, 2012 remains Pastor Usani Usani.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Usani emerged at its primaries held in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, which was witnessed by officials of the Independent National electoral Commission, the police and other security agencies.
He said the misinformation on the emergence of two gubernatorial candidates was engineered by Obun, who is apparently colluding with the PDP in the state to try to thwart an impending ACN victory in the governorship election.
Mohammed said: “We are aware that Mr. Obun went to INEC to submit the nomination form for one Mike Ogar who, even though obtained the ACN forms, did not show up at the venue of the primaries in Calabar.
“Unfortunately for Mr. Obum, 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.”