Abia PDP, APC Deny Hon. Sylvanus Nwaji As Ukwa West APC Caucus Insists That Nwaji, Can’t Join APC From Igbere.
Recall That earlier the Abia PDP in a press statement signed by the Publicity Secretary Chief Fabian Nwankwo, and made available to the press, the party had insisted that Nwaji was never a member of the party but only enjoyed inclusive governance policy of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the statement revealed that Nwaji, was appointed Transition Council Chairman of Ukwa West LGA by the PDP led state government as part of its agenda to carry all segments of the Abia state along in its determined effort to ensure that everyone was involved in the overall development of the state.
In a related development the Ukwa West Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had released a communique denying Hon. Sylvanus Nwaji as a member of their party, the communique signed by leaders of the party in Ukwa West, said if Nwaji wants to join the party he should follow the right channel as the party’s register is not in Igbere, but in Ukwa west, they said Nwaji is unknown to Ukwa west APC and they will not fold their arms and allow him desecrate the party’s policy.
Communique issued at the end of the stake holders meeting held at the residence of Dr. Kasarachi Enyinna, on Sunday the 10th of January 2021 and organized by Ukwa West APC Stake Holders Forum.
In as much as our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state has become the wishful destination of every progressive politician in the state, it will amount to pedestrian insensitivity for us as standing party faithfuls to stand aloof and watch while the sanctity and sanity of our party is being desecrated.
Let’s not be misunderstood or misrepresented, we respect the person and office of His Excellency Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the senate chief whip and the leader of the party in Abia state, but we will vehemently resist any attempt by some people or group of persons to insult and violate the long standing policy of our great party in Ukwa West by admitting and registering Hon. Nwaji into the party from Igbere.
Everybody who had become a member of the APC including His Excellency Senator Orji Kalu, first registered from his ward and the ward stake holders and existing members welcomed and introduced such a person to the party at the state, zonal level and then national levels, it therefore amounts to an aberration that an intending member will be inducted into the party from Igbere without notifying his ward in Ukwa, we will not accept that and will not welcome Hon. Nwaji as a member of the APC in Ukwa West and for purposes of clarity he is unknown to us and does not exist as our member.
We do not have anything against Hon. Nwaji, joining our party or the person of Senator Orji Kalu, receiving him into the party, but we insist that the right things must be done, Ukwa West is the home of the APC and as much as we know and concerned, Hon. Nwaji is still not a bonafide member of the APC Family in Ukwa.
we make this bold statement today and we stand by it until the right thing is done, some of us are foundational members of this party in Ukwa, and we need every son or daughter of Ukwa west to join us in our struggle to be part of those who will end bad governance in Abia State by joining forces with the progressives, but we won’t stand to watch a few persons due to position or friendship with some influential members of the party infiltrate our ranks and make a mess of our efforts thereby creating bad blood amongst our members.
The caucus expressed its dissatisfaction with the role of some leaders of the party whom they believed knew the right thing but have refused to guide Hon. Nwaji, aright, while we wish to remind the leadership of the party that the precedence they are setting is very wrong and must not be allowed to stand before it generates badblood amongst our faithfuls and dedicated members in Ukwa west, what we need in Ukwa is a lasting relationship amongst members of our party which we intend to leverage on in 2023.
We demand that if Hon. Nwaji wants to join our party, he must start from the ward and allow us as stake holders to accept and receive him.
Chief John Ogunka – State Vice Chairman
Mr. Chinonso Ebere – Obuzo Ward Chairman
Dr. kasarachi Enyinna – Member
Chief Ibe Ememe – Member
Mr. Chijioke Nza – Member