From Maurice Okafor,Enugu
The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Enugu state said it has thrown its weight in support of the selection of Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu as the chairman of the federal government’s 1,000 job recruitment exercise in the state.
They described his appointment as round peg in a round hole, stating that Gbazuagu has been a foundation member of the party, when he joined from the defunct APP
The Enugu APC chieftains expression came as a backdrop of the petition by a former deputy state chairman of the party in Enugu state Gilbert Chikwunta and Timothy Amah to the Minister of labour and employment, alleging that Chief Gbazuagu is not a member of Enugu APC.
Benson Eze, who is the chairman of All Progressives Congress in Oji River local government area, where Chief Gbazuagu hails from, described him as one of the major stakeholders of APC both in Oji River local government and Enugu state, adding that the party relies so much on the influence and experience of Chief Gbazuagu to Control Enugu state in 2023.
Eze described petitions against GNG as baseless, while insisting that one of the petitioners Mr Timothy Amah, is no longer an active member of the party in Oji River,having not been attending meetings.Whereas Chief Gbazueagu is a major financier of the party in Oji River council area etc.
Corroborating, the zonal secretary of APC in Enugu West senatorial zone, Edwin Ani, stressed that Chief Gbazuagu is a staunch member of APC who wields so much influence across Enugu West senatorial zone, Enugu state and the nation generally.
Ani, who is also the treasurer of PMB solidarity Movement, Enugu state chapter, pleaded with Minister of Employment to treat the petitions as a non issue, asserting that the petitioners are not active members of the party in Enugu state.
Gilbert Chukwunta and Timothy Amah in their petition to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, alleged that the 20 member Public works committee selected for Enugu state comprised mostly non APC members, including the chairman, Gbazueagu.