ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Dr. Ben Nwoye, the Immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has commended the expulsion of the party’s chairman, Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah, saying that it will do the party good in the State.
Nwoye who spoke to journalists i weekend, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, lamented the high rate of defection of leaders of the party in the State to other political parties.
He blamed the development on the high-handedness and bad leadership style of Agballah.
Agballah was sacked from the party on Friday by his Udi/Agbudu ward in Udi Council Area of the State.
Reacting to Agballah’s expulsion, Nwoye stressed on the need for unity among members of the party, especially as the 2023 general election gathers steam.
He stated also that Agballah’s leadership style “led to the exit of some of our notable leaders with their teeming supporters to other parties,” describing his sack as a right step in the right direction.
The former chairman also commended the courage of the executive members of the Udi/Agbudu ward for doing the needful, saying that they had the right to do so.
Nwoye, a Federal Commissioner, advised Agballah to stop parading himself as state Chairman of the party, as his expulsion had the APC constitutional backing.
On the claims that the signatories to Agballah’s expulsion were not the authentic ward leadership, Nwoye said “the certified true copy is there both with the INEC and the National Secretariat of our party. Their names are clearly there as the executive members of the party in Udi/Agbudu ward.”
According to him, stakeholders of the party have agreed that there was a need to unite and move the party forward to win the 2023 election in the State.