Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Convention: Disquiet in South-East APC over ‘unity list’

By Ozibo Ozibo on 19/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 653

There is disquiet in the South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over an alleged ‘unity list’ ahead of the national convention of the party, insider sources confirmed the development to Daily Trust.

The idea of a unity list, it was gathered, was informed by last week’s meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The unity list, it was gathered, was akin to the one floated by the PDP during its convention, last year, which was essentially mooted and endorsed by the party’s stakeholders.

Daily Trust reports that all those that appeared in PDP’s unity list last year ultimately won during the elections held at the Eagle Square in Abuja. 

One of the sources in APC, however, said pockets of power brokers had emerged to ensure who got what from the South East zone during Saturday’s national convention.

Apart from the position of deputy women leader which had been zoned to Abia State, other important positions for the South East included a slot in the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC, including the national organizing secretary, national auditor and national vice chairman (South East).

To realise the ambition, a source said the South East zone convened a meeting at the Ladi Kwali Hall, in Abuja, recently, where a former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, announced a unanimous decision to return Senator Osita Izunaso, Chief George Moghalu and Chief Emma Eneukwu as national organising secretary, national auditor and national vice chairman, respectively.

However, another source present at the Abuja meeting dismissed the said endorsement, adding that the meeting itself was stormy and poorly attended by APC chieftains from the South East. He said the option of endorsement had created dissension among the attendees.

“For instance, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, who attended the meeting left midway. He did not know the agenda of the meeting before coming and when he knew what they were up to, he left. He is not in support of the decision to adopt anybody.

“Rochas Okorocha is the only APC governor in the South East for now. Whether you like him or not, there is no way you can hold such an important meeting without his knowledge and you expect the decision from such meeting to be binding. Go and find out the details of what happened at the meeting,” the source said.

The source added: “Many people believed that such an important meeting should have taken place at the zonal headquarters in Enugu. Rather; the said meeting was hurriedly put together, which informed the poor attendance of party stakeholders from the South-east.

“They discovered that if the states were allowed to decide the fate of the NWC members, none of them will come back. That is why they rushed that endorsement on the argument that the NWC positions did not state, but national positions,” he said. (Daily Trust)

Source News Express

Posted 19/06/2018 12:37:34 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
How Army Colonel killed inside his Ibadan residence...

Shareholders commend CBN’s policy on cheque deposit in...

11 family members found dead in Indian capital...

ASUU Strike: Senate wades in, promises better funding...

Gunmen abduct Nsukka town president

Delta Govt. pledges support for youth-friendly maritime institutions...

Pastors arrested for defying Rwandan Government order to...

Supreme Court announces 22 New SANs

NUPENG, PENGASSAN call off strike

Saraki promises timely passage of 2017 Budget

Lawyers flay houses for Oshiomhole, Odubu

Ghost Workers: Finance Minister wants BVN extended to...


Latest News FRSC job seeker collapses, dies Ex-president’s son detained over fraud CBN warns of another looming recession Osun election: PDP calls for resignation of INEC Chairman and Amina Zakari Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for sexual assault PDP ready to wrest power from APC, says R-APC former National Chairman Buba Galadima Toni Kan and partner sell in landmark deal FG kick-starts 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration with photo exhibition PDP heading for self-destruction in Kogi East, youths warn Osun rerun: Fayemi leads APC leaders to Omisore’s residence Miracle in America: Paralysed people walk again Nigeria's population will hit 450 million by 2050 — International consultant


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,499 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,289 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (309,134 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (251,018 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,773 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,853 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,496 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (182,041 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (166,122 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,592 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,472 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,108 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,630) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (548) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,436) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,151) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,759) Religion (873) Sports (1,708) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera