- All is not well in the Enugu state chapter of the APC
- A group within the party has raised an alarm on plans to force a PDP member on the APC
- They fingered some chieftains of the APC who they say are working for the PDP
A group under the aegis of Concerned Nkanu land APC members have raised an alarm over an alleged plan to impose a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state.
The group in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, October 3, alleged that there is a network of moles and double agents within the Enugu APC working for the PDP.
They cited the case of one Prince Lawrence Eze, who they say is set to be imposed as the nominee for the APC in Enugu East senatorial district.
“This odd sounding plan has been masterminded by Chief Jim Nwobodo and Chief Baywood Ibe, the self-titled APC emperor of Enugu state,” the group said.
The group stated that the ruling party in the state resort underhanded tactics of fraud and trickery, adding that, they have employed a network of moles and double agents within the APC.
“This allows them to disrupt the smooth operation of party function and sows discontent and confusion," the statement noted.
The group claimed that Prince Lawrence Eze is a lifelong PDP member, stressing that he contested in the PDP primary election on Tuesday, October 2.
“He failed however and he is now being primed to hijack the APC candidacy for the same seat. He maintains close ties to powerful members of PDP, including the governor of Enugu state,” they added.
The statement further read: “Their plan is to frustrate the agenda of President Buhari and usher in a time of political upheaval. The plan constitutes the use of a proxy candidate to stand in until such a time that Prince Eze can step in. The stooge for their dishonorable plan is one Mrs. Ann Uchenna Ezemba.
“She has never been a party member and has no real support. She has clearly been forced down the throat of the party members. This fraudulent scheme has been planned, funded and executed by Chief Jim Nwobodo and Chief Baywood Ibe (Emperor).
“Such a mockery of the democratic process must not be allowed to happen. PDP must not be allowed to dictate the procedures within the party. It undermines the very thing APC was created to fight, corruption.
“We are allowing the slimy tentacles of PDP’s corruption infiltrate this great party and we are allowing them to sow confusion and animosity. Something must be done to stop this.”
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Meanwhile, a major contender for the Anambra South Senatorial district APC ticket, Colonel Geoff Onyejegbu (Ph.d), has stepped down from the contest.
Onyejegbu endorsed the aspiration of Senator Andy Uba who is seeking the Senate seat for a third term, describing him as the best among the aspirants to represent the zone.
This is coming at a time, another aspirant in the race, Sir Azuka Okwuosa, has come under pressure from diverse quarters to stand down his aspiration and support Senator Uba.
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