Barely three weeks to the All Progressives Congress, APC, national convention, kinsmen of the national vice chairman of the party, Mr. Emma Eneukwu, have asked him to return home.
They said the party had not made any impact in the Southeast under Eneukwu’s watch.
Speaking under the aegis of Enugu West Peoples Assembly, the group said after an assessment of Eneukwu’s performance in office, he failed woefully.
This was contained in a press statement co-signed by the chairman and the secretary of the group, Chief Okey Obasiorji and Engr. Chinedu Anibueze, respectively.
Eneukwu is from Enugu West Senatorial zone of Enugu State.
The Assembly said in the statement that “we have watched with keen interest what is happening in the bid to get a reliable person to handle the office of the National Vice Chairman APC South East.
“Hon. Emma Eneukwu gathered some APC leaders in a hotel in Enugu with only one aim of getting endorsement and he failed woefully.
“Few day ago, he convened another meeting of selected leaders in Abuja for another endorsement and we ask if Abuja is in the south east or he intends to be the vice chairman representing Abuja? And some of those leader endorsing him were in PDP heading TAN for Goodluck Jonathan during 2015 campaigns and general elections.”
They further stated that “the Zoning formula of APC affects only the National Chairman and State Chairman of the party, any person or group of persons saying that the zoning covers the senatorial zones in the state is not saying the truth but with the only intention of serving his/her personal interest. National offices are zoned to states not to senatorial zones.
“It is baffling that the outgoing vice chairman Emma Eneukwu and Late Chief Umezeoke who betrayed our leader and president Muhammed Buhari and abandoned him in presidential tribunal when he contested for prudential election in ANPP is striving to be endorsed but can only boast of using his office to cause confusion and disharmony and factionalisation in all the states of South East including his own Enugu State causing APC’s poor performances in elections.
“Under his watch, he cannot even boast of winning even counsellorship election. He got only 3% for PMB during the last presidential election in the South East.
“In Enugu APC, there are people that have been spending their money when APC was not a beautiful bride and were tagged Boko Haram and were called all sorts of names but they stayed resolute.
“There was a particular man, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani that branded 20 buses for the presidential campaigns in 2015 and led the campaign for Buhari’s elections and was mocked by some people but he stood his ground.
“The man that has the political experience and sagacity to lead APC is what is needed to salvage the party in south east, the man is Hon. Chief Onyemuche Nnamani. Now is the time to bring him to the National Limelight. He is our man for South East Zonal Vice-Chairman.”