Former Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye has alleged plans by the new Chairman, Ugochukwu Agballa to destroy the party in the state.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the announcement of his purported expulsion from the party Nwoye dismissed the action as an exercise in futility.
The foundational chairman of the APC in the State said it was now glaring that Agballa was bent on destroying the party in Enugu State.
While maintaining that Agballa was not a member of the party and as such lacked the powers to expel him or any other bonafide member, Nwoye said the issue of the chairmanship of the party in the State was still subject of various litigations.
He accused Agballa of demarketing the APC by his actions, lamenting that all they laboured for in the party was now being destroyed.
On the allegation that he carted away items from the Enugu State APC secretariat, Nwoye alleged that it was actually Agballa that invaded the secretariat and destroyed some items, including President Muhammadu Buhari’s billboard.
He said, “I have suffered so much, including near death experiences in this party. When we formed APC in Enugu State, we were not up to 10,000 members but today we are over 180,000 registered members.
“But today, a non-member, who goes about parading himself as chairman is killing the party.
“I’m calling on the national Chairman to look into the Enugu State issue. He chaired the committee set-up by Gov. Mai Mala Buni before the national convention, and in the report, the committee said there was no congress in Enugu State. So, the report before our national chairman, Adamu, is the one he generated, he should implement it.
“If they allow Ugo Agballa to take charge of the delegate election, what happened to the party in Zamfara State will be a child’s play.
“By this time in 2018, we had 7 people vying for governor, more people were defecting. Today, nobody has purchased an expression of interest form, not to talk of nomination form.
“APC Enugu State is now in comatose, we need to revive it. You can’t be talking of expulsion at the time of primary election, I’m a national figure in APC.”