2023: Crisis returns to Enugu APC as Ward suspends Sen. Ayogu Eze

The relative peace that returned to the Enugu state  chapter of the All Progressives Congress  (APC),  may have been short-lived  following the suspension of former 2019, governoship candidate of the party in the state,  Senator Ayogu Eze, by his Ozzi Ward 7 in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of the State

The Ward Executive in the suspension letter,  which was brought to the National Secretariat of the party,  accused the former  Senator of been involved in anti party activities .

The letter,  which was signed by the Ward ‘sexecutive members: Nwokedi Ugwoke, Chairman, Ejike Odo, Vice Chairman, Jonathan Abugu, secretary, Ugwuja Titus, Legal Adviser, Mrs. Nnedinso Attah, Women Leader, Okwudili Ugwoke, Youth Leader, Peter Abugu, Disabled Leader, Okwudili Ali, Welfare Secretary and others. read, “This is to bring to the attention of our great party, the All Progressives Congress APC that Distinguished Senator Simon Ayogu Eze, who joined our great party on 13th August 2018 few weeks to the 2019 General Election has been vehemently working against the growth of the party in Ozzi Ward 7 in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State and thereby committed an offense punishable under Article 21 of the APC constitution.

“That Distinguished Senator Simon Ayogu Eze has continued to breach the constitution of the great party under Article 21(2). He has vehemently refused to recognize the elected ward chairman of our great party in the name of Mr. Nwokedi Paul Ugwoke since his entrant into the party on 13th August 2018 after losing his governorship aspiration under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Supreme Court to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on 16th of July 2018.

“That Senator Eze in disobedience of the constitution of the lawful directives of our great party refused to participate in the election on the 9th of March 2019.” 

The Ward chairman in a separate interview, said that Senator Ayogu Eze has never contributed in any way to the growth and progress of the party also said that the ward made all attempts to bring him to reasoning. 

He accused the governorship candidate of abandoning his ambition to hob nob with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and members of his party. 

According to him, all the invitations extended to Senator Ayogu Eze, first on 10th September 2020, November 2020, December 8th 2020 and finally June 9th 2021 by the panel set up by the ward executives in Ozzi Ward 7 to investigate all the allegations against him were ignored by him, he rather directed the chairman of APC in Igbo Eze North in the name of Mr. Desmond Ayogu to prefer Oath of allegiance to one Mr. Obeta Nduka on 16th June 2021; a new member from his former party, PDP camp who just registered with our great party in this recent revalidation and registration exercise 

In the submission statement, the executive said, “Consequently, Article 21 (d) (1)is very clear in this situation. It says that the party shall have to impose sanctions on the members in accordance with the nature and gravity of their offence thereby giving rights as enshrined by the party constitution to the ward executive Ozzi Ward 7, Igbo Eze North Local Government Area to suspend Distinguished Senator Simon Ayogu Eze from our great party APC indefinitely. We enjoin you to use your good office to stop Senator Eze from participating from any APC activities in Nigeria pending the lifting of his suspension by his ward executives.”

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