The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has disassociated itself from the adoption of Senator Ken Nnamani by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state as the leader of South East APC in the country.
The party described as huge joke the said adoption by Okorocha, adding that the development was intended not only to ridicule the status of the party within the South East zone but also cause unnecessary disaffection in the party.
Okorocha was quoted to have in a meeting last week in Imo adopted Sen Ken Nnamani as the Leader of South East APC.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the Acting Chairman of the party in the state, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, explained that the leadership of the party was not done by any form of Executive fiat hence the action of Gov Okorocha was reflective of his usual penchant for mischievous contributions and ideologies political matters.
The statement reads: “The attention of the APC, Ebonyi State has been drawn to the attempt to ridicule the party in the South East zone by the mischievous gimmicks of Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who will stop at nothing to discredit the party at all times.
“For avoidance of doubt, we state unequivocally that Dr Ogbonnaya Onu remains the number one APC leader in Igboland. He not only founded the APC but has remained resolute in building on the gains of the merger that brought the party into existence.
“Senator Ken Nnamani, a leader in his own right, should be wary of the likes of Okoroacha who seeks to destroy him” he said.