AHEAD of APC national convention this Saturday, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and his Deputy, Eze Madumere will meet to publicly address the issue on who will manage or be in the control of Party’s structure in the state.
This Idea was made by APC team to rightfully select and exclude those who will distract Buhari’s administration during the convention that will hold on Saturday.
Currently in Imo State, there is the Okorocha’s faction of APC executive led by Chris Oguoma and Madumere’s group which has Hillary Eke as its chairman. Eke was inaugurated by the outgoing national chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun.
Vanguard gathered yesterday that palpable anxiety has engulfed the two camps, as it concerns who becomes the next National Organizing Secretary of APC.
Among the fears causing serious tension in the two camps was the alleged “unity list” produced by APC governors in order to have consensus candidates for the various positions at the convention.
Okorocha who is fighting the deputy governor’s group is said to be plotting to replace the National Organizing Secretary, Osita Izunaso with his own loyalist.
Among those having the backing of Okorocha are Mr Rex Anunobi and Emma Ibediro.
From the camp of the deputy governor are the current National Organizing Secretary, Osita Izunaso and Longers Anyanwu.
It will also be recalled that Izunaso had been endorsed by the APC stakeholders in the Southeast region as a consensus candidate, an arrangement Governor Okorocha said did not have his support.
Elect people who won’t distract Buhari
Meanwhile, a group consisting of members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Diaspora has advised delegates to the forthcoming national convention of the party to elect those who would not distract President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.
Endorsing the candidature of the immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party in Saturday’s national convention at a media briefing in Awka yesterday, the group warned that any mistake during the convention would derail the programmes of the president, thereby returning Nigeria to what it described as the dark days of the country.
Leader of the group, Mrs. Chidinma Onyekwelu said: “Comrade Oshiomhole’s antecedents stand him out among other contestants as the national chairman, having exhibited the capacity to harmonize divergent views and interests in the party and bringing about lasting peace and cohesion among various stakeholders in the party.
”We need someone we can call our own and not those who want to get to power as stooges of anti progressives paymasters.”