From Maurice Okafor,Enugu.
The National Vice chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), senator Ken Nnamani has attributed bad leadership to the reason the party has not made any progress in the Enugu state
Nnamani, who spoke when the Hon Bernard Mikko led APC Appeal Committee, visited the party to look into the crisis that trailed the July 31 ward congress of the party,
The APC in Enugu stated has known no peace as suspension and counter suspension had trailed its last ward congresses
Hon. Mikko disclosed that the committee was in Enugu for reconciliation, stating that there is need for every of the party member to come on board.
He said the crisis within Enugu state chapter of the party has taken a toll on the success of the party in the state, even as he called for an all inclusive party in the state.
His words, “We are not just here to look into the grievances that arose from the ward congress, but also to purify the sinners in Enugu state APC. We must continue to forgive one another”.
“The National caretaker committee encouraged consensus. We are here for those who feel otherwise. We came here for peace and reconciliation. People have made mistakes and we are here to heal the wounds. We need each other”.
He described the purported swearing in of the acclaimed winners of the July 31 ward congress in the state as an aberration that contravened the guidelines of the party and due process.
Nnamani, a former Senate President and a chieftain of the party in Enugu state, said the purported announcement of results of the APC ward congress by Dr Ben Nwoye led faction of the party made a laughing stock of his leadership of the party in Enugu, stating he violated due process.
Nnamani attributed the woes of APC in Enugu state to bad leadership, adding that people are willing to join the party under the new interim leadership that is led by Prince Gilbert Chikwado, who he noted are on a rescue mission.
He stated,”The APC is growing in Enugu state but it’s success depends on winning elections. People were afraid of the leadership
“I feel ashamed of being in a party that does not win elections. That is why we want to rejig the party to bring in new leaders who will not use it for business. However, we are beginning to see a new horizon and we are determined to do something differently with the new leadership we have now”.