Senator Matthew Mbu has emerged as the new chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River State.
This followed the resolution of the crises that have been rocking the party in the state by the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee chaired by Governor Mai Mala Buni, the Governor of Yobe state.
Speaking after a meeting Tuesday at the national secretariat of the party, Secretary of the committee, Sen. John Akpan Udoedehe said all the parties to the dispute resolved to sheathe their swords and adopted Sen. Matthew Mbu as the new state chairman of the party.
Among those who attended the meeting were the Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jeddy Agba, former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, Sen. John Enoh, former Niger Delta Affairs minister, Usani Usani, immediate-past National Vice Chairman of the party for the South South, Hilliard Eta and the two former warring state chairmen, Ntufam John Etim and Sir John Ochala.
In his remark, Udoedehe thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his support to the reconciliation efforts of the party.
“I was given a mandate by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Gov. Mai Mala Buni to resolve the lingering crisis in Cross River State. I am happy to announce to all of us that we have reached a consensus and we have finally achieved the peace in Cross River state,” he stated.