He said that APC expected the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to come to the field for the election.
Obun who was reacting to rumour that the party had been docile in the state, said all parties that would be involved in the election should be ready to compete based on one man one vote.
He said that APC had been ready for the Local Government polls since 2017 but unfortunately, the election had not been held for almost three years now.
“In 2017 when this election was declared by Cross River Independent Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), the Chairman of the commission, Dr Mike Oshe moved round the senatorial districts and held meetings with stakeholders.
“Indeed, we are expecting that CROSIEC should apologise to APC in the state and make refunds for the money they made us to waste.
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“Having done that primaries in 2017 nearly three years after, there is going to be a lot of changes. Some people have changed parties, some people are dead while some people may not be willing anymore.
“So they are asking us to go through another process of primaries. That is completely wrong; we should only be submitting our list because the list was already there,’’ Obun said.
NAN reports that the CROSIEC has now fixed March 28 as the date for Local Government elections in Cross River after about three years of non-conduct of local polls in the state.