Police Shut APC Secretariat in Enugu as Party Executives Sack Chairman

Police Shut APC Secretariat in Enugu as Party Executives Sack Chairman

  • The crisis rocking the Enugu state chapter of the APC took a new twist on Wednesday as police sealed the party's office
  • No member of the party including the chieftains was allowed access to the office as the police moved to prevent the breakdown of law and order
  • The chairman of the APC in Enugu was recently sacked for alleged gross misconduct and disregard for the party's constitution

Enugu state - The police in Enugu have sealed off the office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to maintain peace and order in the party and the state.

PM News reported that party leaders and other loyalists were denied access to the office following the leadership crisis in the chapter.

Crisis in Enugu APC as Police Shut Secretariat
APC supporters celebrate with party's flags in Abuja, Nigeria, after President Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected on February 26, 2019. Photo credit: KOLA SULAIMON/AFP
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the crisis had led to the removal of the party's chairman in the state, Dr Ben Nwoye, by members of the State Executive Committee who passed a vote of no confidence on him.

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The committee accused Nwoye of insubordination to statutory authorities and causing division in the party.

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They told newsmen that their decision was taken on grounds of gross misconduct and disregard for the party's constitution by the chairman.

The state EXCO unanimously moved for his removal and appointed Chukwwunta, the deputy state chairman, as acting chairman.

Oshiomhole breaks silence on APC leadership crisis

Meanwhile, more than a year after leaving the position of national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has distanced himself from the leadership crisis rocking the ruling party.

The former Edo state governor in a statement shared on his Facebook paged on Wednesday, August 11, by his media aide, Victor Oshioke denied any plan to return as the national chairman of APC.

While describing the speculation as false, Oshiomhole reaffirmed his loyalty to the APC under the caretaker leadership of Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe state.

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Implosion coming to APC, Senator Melaye says

In another report, Dino Melaye, a former senator who represented Kogi West in the eighth Senate, has claimed an "implosion" is "coming" to the ruling APC.

The former lawmaker on Wednesday, August 11, took to his social media pages, Facebook and Instagram, to mock the ruling party.

Melaye who was once a member of the APC left the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he contested for the Senate seat in 2019.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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