⬇ Donatus Nwankpa Hands Over Power To Hon. Acho Obioma As Abia APC Chairman, Says Party Not Factionalised [Photos, Video]
Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, the immediate past chairman of Abia State chapter of the All Progressive Congress has inaugurated the State Working Committee led by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Acho Obioma, ABN TV reports.
He handed over the reins of the party leadership to him at the party Secretariat on Azikwe road, Umuahia, the state capital on Thursday.
The Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Engr. Mike Odoemena, told journalists that Obioma, is the authentic state chairman of the APC, while the Secretariat remains that of No. 38 Azikwe road Umuahia.
Recall that the National Caretaker Executive and Convention Extra-Ordinary Committee of the party had in Abuja last week inaugurated Kingsley Ononogbu as the state chairman of APC following parallel state congress.
Ononogbu is believed to be loyal to a chieftain, Chief Ikechi Emenike whom the former chairman, Donatus Nwankpa accused of hijacking the party and not submitting to leadership.
Earlier, a section of leaders and stakeholders have vowed not to recognize Mr. Ononogbu as their chairman, insisting that his emergence is a grand plan by the Secretary of the National Caretaker Executive and Convention Extra-Ordinary Committee of the APC, Senator John Udoudehe to handover the party to his friend.