- APC chieftain, Tony Nwoye, accuses Chris Ngige of usurping the functions of the Anambra APC congress committee
- The minister insists there is no problem in the party
- Senator Ucha accuses Oyegun of creating crisis in APC
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Tony Nwoye, has accused the minister of labour and productivity, Senator Chris Ngige of plotting to hijack the party in Anambra state.
Vanguard reports that Nwoye’s allegation was sequel to the reported controversies that trailed the APC congress in the state.
The House of Representatives member who was the party’s candidate in the 2017 Anambra election, claimed that the minister usurped the functions of the congress committee by influencing the harmonization of lists from the wards.
He said: “Some of you here worked against me during that election, but my joy is that I lost the election and you lost too, because all those people who worked against us have not risen either.
“We have failed as a party because we do not have any position in Anambra State, but it will not work for people to put this party in their pocket so that they can write election results in their houses. “I will not let Ngige take the function of the panel.
“We have a panel that is supposed to conduct that congress, and they just came here today (Sunday), whereas he (Ngige) is trying to tell us that elections were held yesterday (Saturday) when no congress took place in any ward. How can Ngige be the one to conduct the congress when there is a committee?”
However, Ngige denied Nwoye’s accusations by insisting that there was no problem in the party as every effort was to ensure that APC was properly organized in the state.
He said: “We do not have any trouble and we are here to further the cause of our party. “People were querying the guideline given by the NEC of the party and I said no. The issue was over zoning of positions.
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“We said go to the ward and if anyone had resigned, we replace him, because this is a brotherly contest.” Amidst the confusion and charged atmosphere, security operatives were shooting in the air to scare those trying to attack dignitaries."
Meanwhile, Senator Julius Ali-Ucha has accused the All Progressives Congress National Chairman (APC), John Oyegun, of taking actions termed as civilian coup against the party and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation reports that Ali-Ucha, who was Ebonyi state governorship candidate in the 2015 election, stated this in Abakaliki while reacting to the Saturday’s controversial ward congresses.
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