The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State has moved against the Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah, accusing him of treating the party with disdain.
The party also cast doubt over Enelamah’s membership of APC, saying he does not know the party secretariat in Umuahia.
Abia State Chairman of APC Elders Council, Chief Geoffrey Onyemaobi, who conveyed the party’s position in an interview with newsmen in his Afaraukwu Ibeku country home, said Onyeamah’s nonchalance attitude towards the party affairs was a big disappointment.
“The Minister has done little or nothing to ensure the growth of APC in Abia”, Onyemaobi alleged.
The APC chieftain further said that Enelamah had decided on his own never to participate in any of the party’s functions despite several invitations extended to him.
Continuing, he said: “since Enelamah was appointed Minister, he has never visited the state APC secretariat or care to know how the party is being run in Abia.”
Onyemaobi also alleged that the Minister had continuously and deliberately ignored invitations sent to him for stakeholders’ meetings in the state.
The Second Republic lawmaker vowed that Abia APC would resist any attempt by President Muhammadu Buhari to re-appoint Enelamah as minister, arguing that the state’s slot cannot be given to a non-committed party member.
“I doubt if the Minister is a registered member of APC. Enelamah never visited or shown concern during the one-week party membership registration exercise conducted in th entire South-East zone including Abia State.”
The APC chief contended that with the likes of Enelamah, APC in Abia might not win the state in 2019, warning the national leadership of the party not to ignore the danger signals.