The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Cross River State has attracted the attention of the national headquarters.
Some aggrieved members of the party in the state had on Friday stormed the State Secretariat, accused of vandalising properties there and proclaimed a new leadership.
But the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, on Wednesday told the party members that there was no change in the leadership in the state.
Abdullahi said in the statement: “Our attention has been drawn to recent developments in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross Rivers State Chapter. For the avoidance of doubts, please be guided as follows:
“That the State executive of our Chapter in Cross Rivers State led by Sir John Ochalla is the duly recognized Executive of the State.
“That we condemn in totality the activities of Friday 2nd – 6th February 2018, in which some party members allegedly broke in, vandalized, occupied the State Secretariat and allegedly claim that there is a change in leadership of the State Executive Committee.
“All perpetrators of this illegality and acts of gross indiscipline causing undue disaffection amongst party faithful shall be investigated and prosecuted in line with the constitution of our great party.
“It is imperative to state that our great party has laid down procedures of resolving any internal dispute.
“We appeal to all our teeming members to be calm, law-abiding and loyal to the Sir John Ochalla-led State Executive Committee as the party is poised to resolving all contending issues in Cross Rivers State Chapter.”