…As Senate ignores petition to stop Abia nomineee
By Ezeocha Nzeh
The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday ignored the protest by Abia State chapoter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the choice of Nwogu N Nwogu as the states representative on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by President Mohammadu Buhari
The senate confirmed the Abia nominee along with 14 others as presented to it by the President
Nwogu, a chieftain of the APC from Ukwa East Local Government area of Abia State was rejected by the APC chapter, which called for his replacement
The chairman of the Committee, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in his report submitted to the Senate for purposes of confirmation, expressed satisfaction that the nominees were screened and found capable to serve on the board.
Abia state APC Publicity Secretary, Comrade Benedict Godson, had in a press conference at stated that the rejection of Nwogu arose after due and thorough consultations with major stakeholders of the party leaderships in the ward, Local government and State levels.
“Our position is very simple. We don’t know who is Nwogu Nwogu. Not just on issue of name or having been there before, but, what impact has he made? Does Abia look like an oil producing state?
“We need a representative in that position who understands our plight. Even in party level, does anybody know the Nwogu Nwogu? He was never involved in anything throughout the election. He was not involved in the governorship, presidential, Senatorial, House of Representatives or even State Assembly elections”.
But, while reacting to the comment by Godson, Mike Ozoemena, the factional Publicity Secretary of APC in Abia, dismissed the purported rejection of the Abia nominee, insisting that he has been a committed member of the party.