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Abia APC Stakeholders Reject Process Employ to Replace Late National Welfare Secretary Selection Of Nwankpa As NWC Replacement

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JANET SAMUEL, ABUJA

Members of the Abia state caucus and stakeholders reject the candidate favoured by the NWC to represent the state in the party as the selection of members of the National Working Committee (NWC)

Briefing Newsmen at the National Secretariat of the APC, a former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Stanley Ohajiriuka said the caucus and stakeholders reject in totality the alleged imposition of the nominee as it is not approved by the caucus led by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu.

It could be ecalled that following the death of the Zonal Secretary, Barr. Friday Nwosu, the Caucus was requested by the party to send a replacement.

But while the Abia caucus and stakeholders submitted the name of a former Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Martins Azubuike the governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma submitted the name of a former Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Donatus Nwakpa.

“Abia APC Caucus have rejected the process employed by the National Working Committee in replacing the Late FN. Nwosu as the National Welfare Secretary and the representative of Abia at the NWC.

“The above position of the Caucus/stakeholders was communicated to the National Chairman in his office through two separate delegations led by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senator Chris Adighije respectively and the National Secretary by a delegation led by Senator Nkechi Nwaogu.

“Considering that Abia APC does not have a Governor and that the Deputy Speaker who is the leader of the party in the state and the Stakeholders were not carried along by the NWC in reaching their decision, we hereby call on our National Chairman and the NWC to revisit their earlier decision”.

The group appealed to President Bola Tinubu to look into the alleged constant outside interference which they insisted was one of the reasons for the poor outing of the party in the state in the 2023 general elections.

“May we also call the attention of the President, the leader of our great party to this passionate appeal that will help Abia APC heal from the wounds inflicted on us by similar act of external interference in the activities of our State chapter in times past and allow us to unite and reposition Abia APC for greater prospects under the God-given leadership of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The stakeholders further pledge their unalloyed loyalty and support to the President,while thankimg him immensely for the confidence reposed on the deputy speaker who is from Abia state, Benjamin Kalu.

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