Enugu State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on ex senate president, Chief Ken Nnamani, minister of Foreign Affairs, Geophery Onyeama, former governor of the state, Barrister Sullivan Chime and other stakeholders to halt the coup d’etat against foundation legacy members of the defunct Congress for Progress Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
The state publicity secretary, Mrs Kate Ofor, who is also a legacy foundation member, made the appeal in a statement made available to news men in Enugu.
“We are appealing, as one of the oldest politicians in APC Enugu State, who had thought that the entry of such prominent persons as His Excellences, Nnamani, Chime and Onyeama, among other high profile personalities, into the Enugu State chapter of the APC, was supposed to give electoral victory to the party in the state.
“However, one is appalled that the assemblage of the high profile persons seems to be leading to a clash of interests among the newcomers, who flaunt their wealth and intimidate the original members of the party.
“We subscribe to the axiom that, ‘United We Win and Divided We Lose.’ Once more, I call on them to note that we lost the 2019 general elections in Enugu State principally because of the factionalism they unleashed during the 2018 State Congress.
“Therefore, we were alarmed when I woke up this morning to learn that Enugu APC secretariat is once more sealed, just like it happened in 2018, by the police.
“We weep because one had assumed that the excellent reconciliation works of His Excellency, M M Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), had yielded results when Nnamani, Chime, Onyeama & Co, publicly recognised Dr Ben Nwoye as the authentic chairman of Enugu State APC.”
Ofor added, “We plead with them to stop harassing Dr Ben Nwoye because one is at a loss to locate the reason or what happened between May this year and now when they jointly dropped Deacon Okey Ogbodo, their factional chairman, and endorsed and embraced Nwoye?