At Last, Enugu APC Expels Its Vice Chairman, Ally of Foreign Affairs MinisterFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State, Politics Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has announced the expulsion from the party, its former vice chairman, Comrade Adolphus Ude.
African Examiner recalled that Ude, an ally of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, was suspended alongside ten others for alleged anti party activities and were given seven days to appeal the suspension which they ever did.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday at the APC secretariat in Enugu, the current vice chairman of the party, Chief Anike Nwoga, said Ude failed to appeal his suspension three months after, hence the outright sack, which is in line with the party’s constitution.
Nwoga refuted the claim by the ousted former vice chairman “who tried to factionalise the party that the state chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye has been suspended.”
He insisted that Nwoye remains the state chairman of the party and there was no position like the acting chairman which Ude claims.
According to Nwoga, “ Ben Nwoye is still our chairman. We have no acting chairman. Ude was suspended alongside others sometime ago. But he is now sacked outrightly for failing to file an appeal within the stipulated seven days.
“We discovered that Adolphus Ude was a mole in APC. He worked for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last general election. And he and the former women leader of the party (under suspension) were each given an SUV by a chieftain of the PDP in the state.
The vice chairman, “We know that it is not only Ude that is a mole in APC. There are others. We know those who participated in choosing candidates for the PDP for the forthcoming local council elections.We shall expose them at the appropriate time.”
He equally expressed dismay over the conducts of the former state Secretary of the party, retired General Chris Eze, who was recently appointed the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Indian.
Eze, had aligned himself with Ude and some other suspended members of the party to allegedly cause crisis in the party in the state.
Nwoga, a veteran politician said ” if Eze is a general in the army, he should know that he is a recruit in politics. Afterall, it was Ben Nwoye the state chairman who recommended him for that position after pressures from Osita Okechukwu.”
Other prominent members of the party in the state currently on Suspension, includes, the Senior Special Adviser to the president on judicial Reforms, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku, former Woman Leader, Lolo Queen Nwankwo, among others.
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