Imo APC cri­sis height­ens over can­cel­la­tion of state congress

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma Ow­erri

The lin­ger­ing cri­sis fac­ing the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) Imo State chap­ter has height­ened fol­low­ing the can­cel­la­tion of the state congress.

Chair­man of the state congress com­mit­tee, Chief Paul Chuk­wuma, while ad­dress­ing del­e­gates for the congress an­nounced the can­cel­la­tion with­out giv­ing rea­sons.

He said a new date would be com­mu­ni­cated to the del­e­gates.

Daily Trust gath­ered that the can­cel­la­tion of the congress may have come from the na­tional lead­er­ship of the party fol­low­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the res­ig­na­tion of the for­mer state in­terim chair­man of the party, Prince Mar­shall Okaforanyanwu.

It was gath­ered that the na­tional body is not happy with the lin­ger­ing face off be­tween the gover­nor and the for­mer in­terim chair­man which may have led to his res­ig­na­tion from the party.

It was learnt that the ex­er­cise was sched­uled to hold at the Exco Cham­bers of the Govern­ment House Ow­erri to rat­ify the se­lec­tion ex­er­cise of the state ex­ec­u­tive car­ried out by the Gover­nor and some other party mem­bers.

The ear­lier meet­ing of the party saw the se­lec­tion of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Gover­nor’s cam­paign struc­ture the ‘Agenda Group’ Mr. Hi­lary Eke as the APC State Chair­man.

When con­tacted, the state in­terim Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary Dr.Ifeanyi Eke­nasi, said the can­cel­la­tion of the State Congress was to make sure ev­ery­thing is put in or­der de­void of hasty ar­range­ment.

He de­nied the al­le­ga­tion that the congress was meant to rat­ify the state ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers of the party selected out­side the congress.

Chief Oluse­gun Obasanjo

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