The Coalition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Civil Society affiliated organizations have called on the Presidency and the National Executive of the party to provide for every member of the party, a level playing field in the management of the affairs of the political party as enshrined in the party’s constitution.
The Coalition, of different groups which claimed they tirelessly worked for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and for his re- election in 2019, said it made the plea based on the recent development at Awka, Anambra State, where there were it alleged plans by few executive members of the party to allegedly manipulate the processes regarding the successor of Chief George Moghalu, erstwhile National Auditor of the party who was recently appointed the Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Agency (NIWA)
According to the Coalition, “some self-acclaimed leaders of the party are using their Abuja connections to scuttle the ambitions of Chief Uche Ifearoh, Emeka Nwagbo and Mike Ugbah who the national secretariat of the party had screened and certified fit to run for the position as enshrined by the party’s constitution.
Speaking during the group’s quarterly meeting in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, the National Coordinator, Hon. Adebayo Abdulraman Segun, implored all the stakeholders of the APC, especially at the national secretariat, to urgently look into the matter and avoid hiccups so that the selection processes are not hijacked.
He called on the supporters of APC in Anambra State to ensure that the right things were done by allowing only aspirants already screened and made public at the national secretariat and given clearance certificates, to be allowed to participate in the process.
The group equally urged the national secretariat of the party to block off aspirants who have not been handed the screening clearance certificates to being part of the election, adding that
APC leaders in Anambra State must join hands to build the party as one family, and avoid allowing inter-party squabbles that could tear them apart ahead of the upcoming governorship elections