APC Enugu crisis deepens as stakeholders pass a vote of no confidence on Agballah

The crisis rocking the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened at the weekend as founding stakeholders of the party passed a vote of no confidence on the party’s chairman, Ugochukwu Agballah.

They said they were not happy with the way Agballah has run the party, lamenting that many of those who founded the party in the state have been suspended and expelled.

The stakeholders, who held a unification meeting in Enugu, however, passed a vote of confidence on President  Bola Tinubu,  National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Federal Commissioner representing Enugu State in the Federal Character Commission (FCC),  Ginika Tor, for their commitment in advancing the party.

During the meeting, themed, ‘Uniting the party in support of Tinubu/Shettima renewed Hope Agenda’,  the members went down memory lane on how the party was nurtured by those unconstitutionally  suspended by Agballah  to a level where it  became attractive to all.

The stakeholders at the meeting organised under the auspices of APC grassroots constituency platform expressed deep concern that rather than deepening the party, the Agballah led administration was only interested in suspending members on frivolous allegations.

“Foundation members such as former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; ex governor Sullivan Chime, ex-state Chairman,  Dr. Ben Nwoye; former Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, former speaker of the Enugu State of Assembly , Eugene Odoh and recently Ginika Tor have been purportedly suspended over nothing,” they said.

Addressing the stakeholders, Tor expressed displeasure that APC was yet to learn from its numerous poor showings in the state. She described Enugu APC under Agballah as “suspension party,” saying that they will no longer fold their arms and watch “strangers who joined their fold from other political parties destroy the APC through illegal suspensions and other anti-members activities.

Immediate past chairman of the party, Nwoye, said it was unthinkable for anybody to announce the suspension of such number of big wigs in a political party.

He condemned in entirety, the idea of piloting the affairs of the party as a private enterprise by the incumbent chairman, calling on the genuine members of the party to come back to rebuild their political house.

He stated that the vote of no confidence had shown that all was not well within the party in the state and needed the urgent intervention of the national secretariat to salvage the situation.

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