Godwin AJOM, Calabar
There is a case of identity crisis as it concerns the man whose campaign posters used to bear the name Mr John Ifere, an aspirant for the seat of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency of Cross River State, in the House of Representatives.
Ifere is currently undergoing what many see as the battle of his political life. For now, his name is not on the list of candidates that was published recently by INEC.
INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye had told TNN in a recent interview that Ifere’s name may not have been listed as a candidate for the election because his party did not upload his name on INEC’s server as their candidate for next year’s election.
Last week, Ifere was at the federal high court, Calabar, in his effort to be on the ballot. But in the suit FHC/CA/147/2022, instead of John Ifere which everybody knows him with, and which he has used in all his public campaign documents, it was the name Sunday Oka Ifere that appeared as plaintiff, against LP and INEC.
Our correspondent approached him at the court premises on Friday when the case came up for mention but he was rather a bit hostile and walked out on our correspondent. He said he did not like talking to the press, and then walked away angrily.