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APC Crisis: Party has no chairman in Enugu – Stakeholders alert on impending danger

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Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu West Senatorial Zone, on Tuesday, declared that the celebration has no chairman in Enugu State.

This got here amidst claims by Barr. Ugo Agballa that he was elected chairman throughout one of many congresses carried out within the State earlier in October.

One other congress additionally produced Comrade Adolphus Ude as chairman of the celebration within the Coal Metropolis State.

However at a stakeholders assembly held in Oji-River Native Authorities Space, the stakeholders stated Agballah, a non-member of the celebration couldn’t in any method be stated to be the partys chairman.

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They recalled that previous to the State elective congress, a zoning committee was arrange and its suggestions have been adopted by all of the leaders of the celebration from the three senatorial zones of the State.

The stakeholders stated the suggestions led to additional micro-zoning of positions which noticed to the selection of Group Capt. Joe Orji (rtd.) as a consensus chairman.

They disclosed that the suggestions have been signed by all of the leaders, excluding the overseas affairs minister, Mr. Geofrey Onyeama.

In a communique issued after their assembly, the stakeholders stated that they had watched with disgust and disappointment the intentional efforts of disgruntled parts in APC inside and outdoors our Senatorial zone, previously a number of weeks, to destroy APC in Enugu State, we met right now, twenty third of November, 2021.

The communique was signed by Hon. Vinmartins Obiora Ilo, Ozo Joe Mmamel, Group Capt. Joe Orji, (rtd.), Rt. Hon. Nwafor Chiedozie, Hon. Maureen Anosike, amongst others.

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Whereas sustaining that no congress was held within the State, the stakeholders stated within the communique that on the sixteenth of October, 2021, which was the day scheduled for the State Congress, the stated Congress Committee with out publishing the checklist of delegates for the Congress and with out conducting the accreditation of delegates arbitrarily with out prior discover moved the Congress from its authentic venue on the Golden Royale Occasion Centre, Independence Format, Enugu to Future Occasion Centre, New Haven Enugu.

That on getting wind of the change of venue, hundreds of delegates who had come to formally ratify all of the consensus candidates as elected officers of the Occasion arrived on the new venue however have been denied entry to the venue by employed thugs stationed on the entrance. Whereas on the gate, the members of the Congress Committee arrived and have been let into the brand new venue by the stated thugs.

That inside ten minutes of their stated arrival, the stated Committee have been whisked away from the venue consequent upon the commotion and fracas that ensued inside and outdoors the venue between the delegates and the thugs.

That although we have been denied entry into the venue, we might see all of the happenings inside the Occasion Centre because it was an open enviornment.

That the members of the Committee have been taken straight to the Enugu Airport, from the place they flew again to Abuja that night with none Congress exercise happening.

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That no Congress held in Enugu on the sixteenth of October, 2021.

That no native State Congress Committee was constituted or participated within the purported Congress.

That we later heard and noticed on the social media that one Hyacinth Ugochukwu Agballah from Udi in Ezeagu/Udi Federal Constituency claimed to have been declared elected because the Chairman by the stated Committee.

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That the stated Ugochukwu Agballa was a member of the PDP, a rival political celebration within the State as on the second week of July, 2021, when he publicly indicated intention to hitch our expensive celebration as a member and by which period the revalidation/registration train of members and new members of the celebration had been suspended pending the conclusion of Congresses and Nationwide Conference.

That the stated Ugochukwu Agballa purportedly obtained an outdated discarded membership card slip which was backdated and connected identical to his nomination type.

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That the stated Ugochukwu Agballa is just not a registered member of APC and due to this fact lacks the fitting to vote or be voted for into any of the elective positions of the Occasion (See Article 9.3(i) of the Structure of the Occasion).

That the stated Ugochukwu Agballa is just not a registered voter and doesn’t have an INEC Voters Card.

It is necessary and unlucky to notice that this travesty is being championed, promoted and supported by certainly one of our revered sons, the Honourable Minister for International Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and his hirelings.

It also needs to be famous that Mr Onyeama is the one chief of our celebration in Enugu State who has tacitly refused to signal the zoning settlement as adopted by the APC in Enugu State.

They demanded that the purported return of Ugochukwu Agballa because the Chairman-elect of the APC in Enugu State be nullified.

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That the stated Ugochkwu Agballa and his enablers are appearing alone and pursuing their egocentric and harmful agenda. Neither have they got the mandate or signify the curiosity of APC Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency or APC Enugu West Senatorial District.

That because the consensus candidate for the workplace of APC State Chairman, Enugu State that Group Capt. Orji be declared and inaugurated as the brand new State Chairman of the Occasion within the State with out additional delay.

That each one the consensus candidates as contained within the checklist submitted by the three Senatorial Districts and as endorsed by the stakeholders/Occasion members be declared as the brand new executives of the celebration within the State.

That for the reason that consensus lists from Enugu East and Enugu North Senatorial Districts stay intact, that the Enugu West Senatorial Consensus checklist agreed to, adopted and signed by Enugu West stakeholders shouldn’t be tampered with.

That if nothing is completed urgently to right this anomaly, that our place as APC Enugu West is that ZONING IS DEAD IN APC, ENUGU STATE.

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Consequent on non remediation of this injustice, we’ll name on all little kids of Enugu West, each inside and outdoors our celebration who’ve curiosity in contesting for Governorship of Enugu State or Nationwide places of work of the celebration, to leap into the ring as all places of work might be thrown open.

Lastly we remind all members of our nice celebration that the debacle and disgraceful defeat of APC within the simply concluded Anambra Governorship Election continues to be recent in our minds

That woeful embarrassment was on account of the imposition of unpopular candidates and unconstitutionality perpetrated by enemies inside our celebration, whose solely agenda is to destroy APC and make it unable to win elections within the South-East.

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