ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The authentic leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the persons behind the expulsion letter issued to the party Chairman, Enugu State chapter, Chief Ugochuckwu Agballah, are not members of the APC in Udi/Agbudu ward.
Rising from an emergency meeting attended by members of the party numbering over 400, where a vote of confidence was passed on Ugochuckwu Agballah as the state chairman of the party and the party’s Chairman in Udi/Agbudu ward, Mr. Clinton Chinedu Ezeago, the party said Ferdinand Aduma and Francis Onyia who are signatories to the expulsion letter are known members of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP).
The APC also alleged that the two are being used to cause distraction in the APC as the ruling PDP is afraid of the growing popularity and acceptance of APC in the state.
They alleged further that the PDP is daily financing ludicrous crisis using willing individuals which is part of strategies it has used in the past to destabilise APC in the state.
A communique issued at the end of the meeting and jointly signed by the APC Chairman, Udi/Agbudu ward , Chinedu Ezeago and Secretary, Chinedu Onyia maintained that no sane member or executive of the party will nurse the idea of expelling the state chairman of the party few months to election except those who are afraid of APC’s impending victory.
They said there was never a time members of the party deliberated on issues concerning the state chairman neither was there any disciplinary committee set up to take disciplinary action against the state chairman of the party.
While describing the phantom expulsion as laughable, the party said, the action of the two fake APC ward executives who signed the purported suspension letter showed they have no knowledge of the party’s constitution which stipulates that if there is any report against member at the ward level, the local government area executive shall be the adjudicators stressing that the ward executive lacks the powers to look into any complaint at the ward level.
They observed that the said debarment suspension and expulsion letter did not state or alleged any offence committed by the state chairman.
While declaring the letter as ill-conceived, they urged members of the public to discountenance the fictitious and false debarment, suspension and expulsion as the letter did not emanate from APC Udi/ Agbudu ward.