Saturday 23rd September, 2017
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Enugu APC Crisis: Minister, party elders brainstorm on way forward

Enugu APC Crisis: Minister, party elders brainstorm on way forward

Worried by the crisis rocking the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) Enugu State Chapter, the Minister of Foreign Af­fairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and some elders of APC of that state met on Tues­day night in Abuja to re­solve the matter.

The meeting which was convened at the in­stance of the minister, was according to him, aimed at restoring peace among the leadership of the party.

The minister at the end of the closed door meet­ing said that participants were keen at resolving the lingering leadership, party exco crisis and oth­er issues that had brought instability into the party.

“We are very keen to stabilise the party in Enugu State and to un­derstand ourselves.

“We all had an inclu­sive meeting in prepara­tion for the election.

“It was not a compre­hensive meeting in the sense that not everybody that could have been here was here but I think it is very important to build a consensus in Enugu APC.”

He said that the issue of leadership crisis in the state party was discussed and that the leaders were all fully united about the way forward.

He maintained that the APC was strong in the state and that the party had people who can de­liver in the state.

Onyeama said that there were plans to re­call the suspended state chairman of the party.

“There are plans to have another meeting af­ter this and we are pretty confident that in that meeting we will formally resolve all the outstand­ing issues,” he said.

It could be recalled that the state party chair­man Dr Ben Nwoye was on July 3, suspended by the State Working Com­mittee anti-party activi­ties.

Those who attended the Abuja meeting were the Director General of Voice of Nigeria Osita Okechukwu, Sen Fi­delis Okoro, Dr Kennet Okonkwo, an actor.