⬇ We Can’t Recognize Kingsley Ononogbu As Our Chairman, Says Abia APC Leaders
APC leaders and elders in Abia have vowed not to recognize Mr. Kingsley Ononogbu As the state chairman of the party, insisting that his purported inauguration by the national leadership of the party in Abuja is an 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 the state.
They said the purported certification of Mr. Ononogbu, whom they described an unknown individual is an illegality that will not be allowed to stand, noting that the party is not a one man’s business that can be used as a gift.
This was part of the resolution reached on Saturday after a high-powered and well-attended leaders meeting, on Saturday to address what they called purported inauguration of Mr. Ononogbu believed to be loyal to Chief Ikechi Emenike who has been at a dagger-draw battle with Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, the immediate past chairman of the party.
The Abia APC leaders expressed gratitude to Hon. Chief Donatus Enyinnaya Nwankpa, for the services to the party as the state chairman since inception in 2013, wishing him well in his future endeavours.
At the enlarged leaders’ meeting, the outgoing Chairman of APC, Abia State, Hon Chief Donatus Nwankpa, transfered and handed over the reins of leadership of the party in the state to Rt Hon Iheanacho Obioma (Chomen), whom he said is the duly elected State Chairman.
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 a 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 to carry on with its activities and Programmes unhindered.
The APC leaders also encouraged all party members and women to contribute their s towards the growth of the party, reminding all that one good turn deserves another.
The leaders assured the party faithful that the authentic APC in Abia State shall form the delegates to the forthcoming National Convention on the 26th of February, 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;
1) Sen. Dr Chris Adighije 2) Hon Chief Donatus Enyinnaya Nwankpa 3) Hon Iheanacho Obioma 4) Sen Dr Nkechi Nwaogu 5) Hon Nnanna Uzor Kalu 6) Barr Etigwe Uwah (SAN) 7) Honor Ihuoma Onyebuchi 8) Hon Chief Emeka Nwogu CON 9) Hon Chief Emeka Atuma 10) Gen. Jack Okey Nwaogbo 11) Chief Marshal C. Wokocha 12) Hon Chinenye Ike 13) Chief Mrs Blessing Nwokonneya 14) Chief Nduka Anyanwu 15) Chief Kalu Ijeoma 16) Hon Chijioke Nwachukwu 17) Festus Egbulefu 18) Hon C Esiaga 19) Barr Umeh Kalu (SAN) 20) High Chief Green J N Amankwe 21) Hon Tony Enweruzor 22) Hon Prince Ezekwesili Ikedi 23) Hon Martins Azubuike 24) Hon Sam Onuigbo 25) Chief Mark Ugorji 26) Chief Emeka Ihemegbulam 27) Chief Elton Onwu 28) Hon K C Ugbajah 29) Hon Goldie Wabara 30) Hon Henry Ogbulogu
Those who were absent at the meeting due to unforeseen circumstances and tendered apologies were; 1) Hon Minister Dr UcheChukwu Sampson Ogah 2) Chief Dr Alex Otti 3) Hon Chidia Maduekwe 4) His Excellency, Chris Akomas 5) Hon Ben Kalu 6) Chief Mark Wabara 7) Prince Paul Ikonne 8) Chief Nyerere Anyim 9) Ambassador Sam Nkire 10) DIG Azubuko Udah (Rtd) 11) Hon Stanley Ohajuruka 12) Hon Nnanna Ngwu 13) Hon Uzor Azubuike 14) Hon Arua Arunsi