Okey Okenwa, Enugu
It seems that the caretaker chairman of Enugu APC ,Ben Nwoye is not having it easy as more stakeholders have risen in unison to speak against his illegal inauguration of the ward executives describing such an action as as a display of outright rascality.
Speaking to journalists the likes of Chief Chris Ajodo Sunday Christopher described the antics of Nwoye as that of a mole and promised that the leaders of the party would surely show him the way out.
Ajodo questioned the rationale behind the move of swearing in ward executives when the original results had yet to be accepted by the CECPC of the party. He characterised Nwoye as a general without troops and said that no leader of the party was with him in such an act.
He accused Nwoye of working in tandem with the PDP with the aim of tying the party into a legal crisis so that the PDP could have a field day come 2023.
For Princess Ada Ogbu another prominent stakeholder and candidate of the APC for the Enugu East Senatorial District in the 2019 elections, the news of the inaugurating of Nwoye’s assumed winners of last Saturday’s congress was shocking and asked that he be severely sanctioned.
Ogbuu said : “The news of the purported inauguration of Dr. Ben Nwoye’s assumed winners of last Saturday’s ward congresses was most shocking. In the first place, the party made it clear that parallel congresses would not be tolerated but his actions has made it clear that Dr. Nwoye not only conducted his own congresses, he announced his own results and even inaugurated his own executives, all by himself. He has shown an unbelievable depth of contempt for the party especially the Caretaker Chairman, and should be strongly sanctioned to serve as a deterrent for others who would expose the party to ridicule such as Dr. Nwoye has done. Indeed Dr. Nwoye has become a security risk for the good people of Enugu state because this incredibly reckless action of his is capable of inciting violence in the state and may even lead to loss of lives.”
Likewise, another stakeholder in the person
of Chinedu Jideofo-Ogbuagu berated Nwoye for appointing and inaugurating the five man ward executives all over the state, including those from his ward who did not contest the said ward congress.
In a statement he described the action as madness and wondered how Ben Nwoye could have descended so low to sell the party to outsiders who had no good intentions for the party.
Jideofo-Ogbuagu however called on Nwoye to pull back from such a cause as since it could never lead to a glorious end for him and those who were with him.
For Ifeanyi Nwoga, a one time guber aspirant on the platform of the APC , the time had come for true members of the party to salvage the party from the likes of Nwoye.
He said that what occurred yesterday in the name of an inauguration was shameful and it undermined the aspect of internal party democracy.
To Nwoga, the truth is that APC was been emasculated by the PDP as a result of the tokenism that the likes of Ben Nwoye have been associated with and that there was no way the real and true leaders of the party can sit and close their eyes to the shenanigans that is at play here since we the party was serious about winning the state in the 2023 elections.