APC crisis: Party to lift suspension of Buhari’s aide, 20 others

Posted on Jun 7 2018 - 12:46am by admin

The end is now in sight on the protracted crisis in the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is as the party on Wednesday announced its decision to reconsider the suspension of 21 of its members.

Among the 21 party members suspended in June last year were the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, the former Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude, Women Leader, Lolo Queen Nwankwo and Valentine Nnaedozie.

The reelected chairman of the party, Dr Ben Nwoye spoke on lifting their suspension shortly after swearing in members of the state and local government executives of the party at the APC state secretariat in Enugu.

Nwoye, who was inaugurated alongside other state chairmen in Abuja on Monday, said the party would reconsider their suspension in the spirit of true reconciliation.

He said as a Christian, he had forgiven all those who fought against him and the party, and had talked to other party leaders and they agreed to make concessions with regards to the national convention delegate list, for peace to reign in the party.

Nwoye, who was earlier received by hundreds Enugu APC faithful at Akanu Ibiam Airport Enugu, said although police was investigating the factional chairman, Okey Ogbodo for forgery, to explain how he inserted his name into APC register, they were ready to formally receive him into the APC,

“We know he came to scatter APC. We also know there is no space for him in PDP. We have resolved to receive him publicly. I spoke with people in Enugu South. They were ready to concede slots to him,” he said.

On the reception accorded to him by APC faithful at the airport, he said it showed that they were ready to take over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State.

He said those who turned out at the airport from the 260 wards in Enugu state to receive him were not these to show support from him alone, but to support democracy.

Nwoye assured that unlike 2015 when Buhari scored three percent in the entire South-East and 14,000 votes in Enugu State, Buhari would record a resounding victory in Enugu State and the entire zone in 2019.

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