- The minister of state for education has been accused of anti-party activities in Imo state
- The accusation against the minister was made by some members of the APC who said Nwajiuba is more aligned to the PDP
- According to the party members, the minister's closeness to the ruling party in the state is a source of worry to the APC
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state have accused the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, of getting involved in anti-party activities.
The APC members said Nwajiuba is working against the party in favour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) due to his closeness to the Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Daily Trust reports that the deputy youth leader for the APC in the state, Chidi Unezeh, said the minister's closeness to the ruling party in the state is a source of worry.
Unezeh also warned that there are talks Nwajiuba may be planning to defect to the PDP after the Supreme Court ruling on Imo governorship election.
He also accused Nwajiuba of favouring the PDP candidate in the forthcoming rerun instead of his party’s candidate.
“Nwajiuba has been playing an anti-party game since he was appointed a minister. He has not been attending meetings and has dissociated himself from members of APC in the state," Uenzeh said.
He accused the minister of spreading the rumour that the governor will join APC after the Supreme Court judgment with the hope to cajole APC members to buy into his anti-party agenda.”
Also, in his reaction, the chairman of the APC in Imo state, Dan Nwafor said the minister has been absent from party activities in the state.
Nwafor, however, stressed that the minister's absence cannot be described as a sign of anti-party activities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Godfrey Dikeocha, a former speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly had decamped to the APC from the PDP.
Dikeocha was said to have formally announced his defection at his home in Ndigbo Uvuru, Aboh Mbaise local government area of Imo state.
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The former Imo state's speaker said President Buhari’s anti-corruption principles had made an impact in the country and informed his decision to join the APC.
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