Mr Ita Enang, a former assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, has been expelled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State for engaging in anti-party actions.
The former presidential adviser was expelled from the APC per the recommendations of the party’s Disciplinary Committee, which the state Working Committee accepted.
After his ward chairman in Eastern Ward 2, Ibiono Local Government Area of the state, wrote and submitted a petition describing the former lawmaker’s egregious anti-party activities, the state party chairman, Obong Leo Steven Ntukekpo, ratified the decision and made it public in a letter he signed.
The letter also indicated that Enang, against party orders, had been meeting secretly with the state’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to discuss ways to hurt APC’s chances in the upcoming general election.
Following the primary elections for the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Enang tangled with Obong Akan Udofia in several lawsuits in both Abuja and Uyo. Still, Udofia was recently confirmed as the party’s official candidate for the gubernatorial election on March 11th, thanks to a landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal.
Since Enang is no longer a party member due to the expulsion, he is no longer legally able to pursue action against the party or its candidate.