A Group under the aixgs of All Progressives Youth Vanguard in Ebonyi State yesterday accused the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of allegedly being responsible for the continuous leadership crisis in the state chapter of the party.
The group made this known through the National Leader, Frank Ngwu, in a statement signed and issued to DAILY POST in Abakaliki.
He stated that chief Oyegun should resolve the crisis before visiting Ebonyi state on Friday, stressing that otherwise the party would not honour his visits, if he failed to end the crisis.
Ngwu, also alleged that Onu was using his closeness with the Presidency and Party’s national leadership to allegedly foment troubles in the party, adding that Oyegun had made himself a wining tool to destabilize the party in the state.
The leader alleged that Onu teamed up with the defectors from the Labour Party to hijack the party’s structure from the factional state chairman, Ben Nwobasi by appointing the state deputy chairman, Eze Nwachukwu as the Acting state chairman of the party against a subsisting court injuction.
Nwachukwu had claimed that the crisis has been resolved but Nwobasi disputed that, claiming that there was still a subsisting court injunction restraining the party from tampering with his election as the state chairman.
The group also lamented that Onu has not made any effort to wade into
the chairmanship crisis which has further split the party into other
factions thereby creating confusion on the genuine leadership of the party.
The Leader noted that the group would mobilize members of the party to protest against the visit, if he (Oyegun) fails to end the crisis.
He further charged security agents to wade into the matter to avoid breach of public peace, as they would resist all attempt to cause more crisis in the party.
Ngwu said: “we will not allow Oyegun to come to Ebonyi. The crisis in
Ebonyi APC revolves around Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and John Oyegun. The duo are making business with the party in the state. Onu has refused to give peace a chance.
“We can allow such character to come and cause mayhem in the state because of his double standard. We want him to resolve the crisis before coming to Ebonyi state otherwise we will resist him from stepping his foot into Ebonyi soil.
“His leadership style has further exacerbated the crisis in our state chapter of APC and this has endangered the strength of our party in the state.”
The group also alleged that Chief Oyegun has refused to obey the court injunction which restrained him from ousting Nwobasi, adding that Oyegun had continued to relate with Nwachukwu as the state Acting Chairman without recourse to the party’s constitution.