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Delta APC Crisis: SGF Accuses NWC Of Corruption, Oni Keeps Mute

Anirah Urges Delta APC Members To Resolve Delta Crisis
Posted: Oct 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

John Dugbe

Ughelli – Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has accused the Chief John Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of acts of corruption leading to the prolonged crisis rocking the party in Delta and some other states, while Engr. Segun Oni, National Vice Chairman South of the party, who represented NWC, kept mute.

Lawal speaking at a meeting he convened with factional leaders of the party in the Conference Room of the SGF’s Office in Abuja, Monday, lashed out at the national leadership of the party for its tactlessness and corruption in resolving the crisis in the party.

According to report published in one of the dailies, the SGF used harsh words on the NWC, “accusing the body of messing up the integrity of the party for crumbs, saying that the crisis in several state chapters of the party was foisted by the leadership of the party.

A source at the meeting stated also that while the SGF was tongue-lashing the NWC, Engr. Oni who seems helpless could not rise to the defence of the NWC, a situation that further fueled the rumour that the assertion of SGF might be true.

The SGF who before his appointment was the National Vice-Chairman, North-East, felt, according our source at the Presidency, that members of the NWC lacked the moral ground to midwife reconciliation of the party in states where there were crises because they have soiled their hands.

Chief Hilliard Eta, the South-South Chairman of the party; Prophet Erue Jones, the Delta State Chairman, and members of the state executive and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, the party’s 2015-governorship candidate, boycotted the meeting, according to media report.

The SGF, while charging Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State (Petroleum), whom he accused of failing to show leadership in taking over the running of the party in Delta State, stated, “You have to take charge of the party, Kachikwu. We cannot leave the party in the hands of those people.”

He added that the “peace and progress of the party cannot be held down because of a few people. How many are they?”

Our source stated further that protest by stakeholders to the fact that Dr. Kachikwu was a new entrant to the party failed, as the SGF shunned the leaders concerned.