2023: Abia APC women protest alledge imposition of state chairman

Agency report

 

Some aggrieved women of Abia All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Abuja, protested against alleged imposition of Chief Ikechi Emenike as Chairman of the state chapter. 

The women led by Mrs Ezinne Ude-Uduma accused Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Chairman APC Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), of masterminding the act which they said was in breach of laid down rules and regulations of the APC.

 

The women, were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions such as:Ikechi Emenike Not A Grassroots Leader And Can’t Lead Abia APC, Buni and Akpanudoedehe Should Not Kill Abia APC among others.

 

Ude-Uduma said the APC risked losing the state in the forthcoming 2023 general elections if its leadership failed to reverse Emenike’s imposition.

 

Ude-Uduma while answering questions from journalists, advised the Buni-led CECPC to rely on the party’s Abdullahi Adamu-led National Reconciliation Committee on the true situation of  Abia APC whenever it was ready.

“Our first demand is for Buni to do the right thing and wait for the recommendation of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee report.

 

“They should not impose any candidate. We voted for Chume Acho Iheanacho Obioha as Abia State party chairman and he is the one we want.

 

“He is a grassroots man instead of the other man, who we don’t know,” she said.

 

She added that if their demands were not met, what happened in Anambra will happen in Abia.

 

“It simply means that we will lose the election, everybody will go to other party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will take over the state again, even though we want APC to take over the government of the state.

“We are here because we were reliably informed that the national leadership of the party has perfected plans to inaugurate the newly-elected leadership of the party in the state.

 

“We demand that either Buni or Sen. James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the APC caretaker committee should address us or we won’t leave this place,”she said.

 

She said the women would strip themselves naked if the party inaugurated those taunting and embarrassing its Abia chapter.

 

“We have not benefited anything after suffering for the party since 2014 when we became members.

 

“We have nothing to show for the humiliation we suffered in the hands of those, who just joined and hijacked the party,” she said.

 

The APC Director of Administration, Abubakar Suleiman, however, assured the women that no newly elected state executive would be inaugurated before the party’s national convention slated for February 26.(NAN)

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