APC Leaders Reaffirms Acho Obioma as Duly Elected Abia Chairman, Slams National Caretaker Secretary


Leaders and elders of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abia State chapter, have unequivocally frowned at the purported certification of an unknown individual as the elected State Chairman of APC in Abia State, vowing never it will be allowed to stand.

They rejected in its entirety the attempt by the Secretary of the National Caretaker Executive and Convention Extra-Ordinary Committee of the APC, Senator John Udoudehe and cohorts to gift the party to their suspended friend in Abia state and also noted that the party is not a one man’s business that can be used as a gift.

Rising from a high-powered and well attended leaders meeting, on Saturday, against the purported inauguration of one Mr. Kingsley Ononogbu as new Abia chairman of APC by national caretaker chairman of the party, Governor Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja, the Abia APC leaders, appreciated Hon Chief Donatus Enyinnaya Nwankpa, for the services to the party as the state chairman since inception in 2013 and wished him well in his future.

During the enlarged leaders’ meeting, the authentic outgoing Chairman of APC, Abia State, Hon Chief Donatus Nwankpa, transfered and handed over the reigns of leadership of the party in the state to the duly elected State Chairman, Rt Hon Iheanacho Obioma (Chomen).

According to the communique, the other handover formalities would be performed at the State Secretariat soon.

Continuing, The Abia leaders resolved to return the party to the real owners at the grassroots and also agreed to convene mega meeting of the party by the authentic Abia state APC as soon as possible.

The leaders further resolved to close ranks, put their differences, if any aside, for the interest and progress of the All Progressive Congress in the state, and unanimously pledged to contribute financially to enable the party carry on with its activities and Programmes unhindered.

The APC leaders also encouraged all party members and women to contribute their own quits towards the growth of the party, reminding all that one good turn deserves another.

The leaders assured the party faithfuls that the authentic APC in Abia State shall form the delegates to the forthcoming National Convention on the 26th of Feburary, 2022 in Abuja, and also assured that Abia APC will speak with one voice.

The APC leaders further assured all the party members that every legal means would continue to be pursued towards restoring absolute peace and normalcy to the party in Abia state.

The communique by Abia APC leaders, made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday, by State Publicity Secretary, Mike Ozoemena, partly read, “It was also agreed that an open letter shall as a matter of urgency be written to the National leader of our great party and President, President Muhammadu Buhari, whose name is being dropped as the backer and sustainer of the charade going on and destabilizing the All Progressives Congress in Abia state.

“The meeting agreed to reach out to all our elected and appointed leaders, especially our No1 leader, His Excellency Sen. Dr Orji Uzor Kalu to ensure there is one house for the party in the state henceforth.

Abia leaders who were during the meetings were; Sen. Dr Chris Adighije
Hon Chief Donatus Enyinnaya Nwankpa
Hon Iheanacho Obioma
Sen Dr Nkechi Nwaogu
Hon Nnanna Uzor Kalu
Barr Etigwe Uwah (SAN)
Honor Ihuoma Onyebuchi
Hon Chief Emeka Nwogu CON
Hon Chief Emeka Atuma
Gen. Jack Okey Nwaogbo
Chief Marshal C. Wokocha
Hon Chinenye Ike
Chief Mrs Blessing Nwokonneya
Chief Nduka Anyanwu
Chief Kalu Ijeoma
Hon Chijioke Nwachukwu
Festus Egbulefu
Hon C Esiaga
Barr Umeh Kalu (SAN)
High Chief Green J N Amankwe
Hon Tony Enweruzor
Hon Prince Ezekwesili Ikedi
Hon Martins Azubuike
Hon Sam Onuigbo
Chief Mark Ugorji
Chief Emeka Ihemegbulam
Chief Elton Onwu
Hon K C Ugbajah
Hon Goldie Wabara
Hon Henry Ogbulogu

Those who were absent at the meeting due to unforseen circumstances and tendered apologies were; Hon Minister Dr UcheChukwu Sampson Ogah
Chief Dr Alex Otti
Hon Chidia Maduekwe
His Excellency, Chris Akomas
Hon Ben Kalu
Chief Mark Wabara
Prince Paul Ikonne
Chief Nyerere Anyim
Ambassador Sam Nkire
DIG Azubuko Udah (Rtd)
Hon Stanley Ohajuruka
Hon Nnanna Ngwu
Hon Uzor Azubuike
Hon Arua Arunsi.


Source: Chijindu Emeruwa.

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