Ebonyi APC gets two chairmen
Two state chairmen, Dr. Sylvester Nwambe and Pastor Eze Nwachukwu, have emerged from parallel congresses held by APC factions in Ebonyi State at two different locations in Abakaliki, the state capital.
While Dr. Nwambe triumphed at the faction led by the 2015 governorship candidate of the party, Senator Ucha; Pastor Eze Nwachukwu emerged as the choice of the other faction loyal to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
The Guardian gathered that heavily armed policemen barred delegates and journalists from a faction of the party loyal to the former APC governorship candidate from gaining access to the venue of the state congress.
Upon the refusal, Ucha’s group relocated to the APC party secretariat to hold its congress, where Nwambe was elected.Also, factional delegates loyal to Onu were only allowed inside the venue before the arrival of other delegates at the Nkwegu Ugbala Grand Arena, venue of the congress, which facility is owned by Dr. Edward Nkwegu, a member of the rival faction.
A chieftain of the party informed journalists that the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, allegedly colluded with the Onu faction to doctor the delegate list, which the police and INEC acted on.
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