Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 17 July 2017 | 1,986 times
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hyacinth Nsude, Enugu State Chapter, has given reasons why the embattled chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Ben Nwoye, needs to step aside immediately, as a result of an allegation bothering on diversion of fund levelled against him.
Nsude, who spoke to News Express on Sunday, noted that “the suspended state Chairman, who is instrumental to the crisis in the party and the South-East Zonal Vice Chairman of the party, convened a meeting without the faction of the party led by Comrade Aldophus Ude.”
Nwoye was also alleged to have fraudulently diverted a huge sum of amount meant for the party and has been warned to allow an independent investigation into the allegations levelled against him by the Ude-led faction of the party.
However, members of the caucus of the APC who met on Friday discussed the ongoing crisis in the state chapter which has led to the factionalisation of the party into two camps.
Nsude added that the reason can be traced to the earlier purported suspension announced by Mr. Ben Nwoye against former gubernatorial candidate in the state, Mr. Val Nnadozie, which Nwoye, however, denied.
The APC chieftain said: “While it was widely speculated that the meeting of the caucus will address the lingering crisis, it appears that the efforts hit the rocks.
“Prominent members of the party insisted that all aggrieved members should be given a right to fair hearing but rather than listen to them, Nwoye rebuffed their suggestions and presided as a judge in his own case.”
Nsude further explained that other party members have craved that the party’s constitution provides for the procedures on how grievances among party members or the state working committee should be addressed while stakeholders of the party in Enugu called on all party leaders not to allow their personal interests to override party interests.
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