The Enugu State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, described the purported suspension of it 2019 governorship candidate, Senator Ayogu Eze by his Uzii Ward 7 as a ruse that has no substance.
The Leadership of Senator Eze Uzii Ward 7 had in a statement that released Monday and addressed to the party’s national Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee announced the suspension of Senator Eze
The executive members who signed the letter included : 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
But state Chairmen of the party, Ben Nwoye, who briefed the media in Abuja in reaction to the suspension, described the act as a sponsored move by people who want to return the party to crisis in Enugu state
This is even as Nwoye declared that the party registered over 189,000 new members at the recently concluded registration and revalidation
The Enugu APC chieftain dismissed all the accusations of anti-partyactivity levelled against the formergovernorship candidate.
“It came to my notice that a former Chairman who had been removed may have connived with people and started peddling falsehood, fake news that the distinguished Senator has been suspended from the party, this is not true. This is pure falsehood, sponsored news item that is only meant to finish the already risen profile of the senator.
“Yesterday we saw reports in a section of the media misinforming people that the distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze was suspended from the party. That cannot be further from the truth. The distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze is a well respected member of APC in Enugu State and indeed South East and at the national level. He joined the party and he ran for Governorship, got the ticket and because of his popularity has taken the party to greater heights.
“Very recently, he received a vote of confidence based on what he had done to grow the party beginning with most recently, our membership registration. His efforts cumulated into tripling the number of registered members of APC in Enugu State. We have independent people who could verify that. The chairman of the registrationcommittee for the state, distinguished Senator Jonathan Zwingina was in Enugu State and he hosted him and other members of the committee. He made sure we had a great turn out of members.
“Before that, during the pandemic, Sen. Eze donated immensely to our purse making it possible for the outreach which we did in 2020 and early 2021. We were able to procure relief materials and visited hospitals, homes for the elderly, disabled and orphans. He also regularly provided for members of the party.
“It was the handiwork of mischief makers to embarrass him. I have reached out to the national secretariat and other leaders and I have not been able to find out who identifued this individual as Chairman of Ozzi Ward 7, ” he said