The All Progressives Congress (APC) Cross River chapter has denied the suspension of the immediate past National Vice Chairman South-South Ntufam Hillard Eta.
The APC was reacting to a letter purportedly signed by one Chief Francis Ekpenyong stating that the former national vice-chairman of the party has been suspended.
In a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Bassey Ita, the Cross River APC stated that Hillard Eta has not breached the constitution of the party to warrant a suspension.
The party also dismissed reports that the Francis Ekpenyong who signed the letter was a member of its State Executives.
The APC said: “Cross River State has been drawn to a trending media report following a letter signed by one Chief Francis Ekpenyong alluding to the purported suspension of Ntufam Hilliard Eta by the party Exco.
‘’While we dissociate from the said letter or publication, we want to draw the attention of the public to the fact that the signatory to the said letter is known to be a dissident whose stock in trade is to cause mischief in the party for his commercial gains.
The said signatory is not and has never been the Secretary of our party and can be better described as an impostor.”
The APC asked members of the public to disregard the said letter and the purported suspension as it was not a product of the Cross River State Executive Committee.
‘’We salute the few Journalists and Media Personnel who have reached out to us for the true position of things.
‘’In same light we advise those who would wave the professional protocol of balance to always call us or do a thorough investigation of such stories as a way of sustaining the credibility of their publication and their outfits.
‘’We assure that we will be open to any journalist or media outfit that seeks to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of any claim or report,’’ the party stated