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Oyegun Resolves Crisis In Enugu APC

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu


There were strong indications on Monday that the factions in the Enugu State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) have buried their differences in a bid to re-position the party.

Crisis had broken out in Enugu APC shortly after the 2015 general elections, with party bigwigs trading allegations and counter-allegations over alleged mismanagement of campaign funds.

The controversies were escalated when the party’s national secretariat asked the state chapters to nominate 50 persons each for appointment into boards of federal establishments.

It was gathered that the Enugu State leadership of the party, led by Ben Nwoye, asked each local government executive to nominate two persons each and they all complied with his directive.

Some party members, however, protested when they discovered that the names at the national secretariat, purported to be Enugu nominees, were not members of APC, but Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.

Following the protest, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, APC National Chairman, recently invited all the aggrieved Enugu APC members to a meeting at the and resolved their differences.

One of the party officers at the meeting, who confided in Independent, said Oyegun resolved all the differences between party bigwigs at the meeting.

“All the non-party members were removed from the list for board appointments while all of us whose names were not there, were included,” the source said.

Independent also gathered that a follow-up to the meeting in Abuja would be held in Enugu on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Efforts by our correspondent to speak with Nwoye and Kate Offor, the Publicity Secretary, yielded no fruit at press time on Monday.