From Maurice Okafor, Enugu
Amidst internal crisis rocking the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Enugu state chapter, the party looks good in producing a new state chairman of the party in the state.
This stems from the fact that the current leadership under Chief Ben Nwoye,who transformed into state caretaker committee of the party in line with NEC of the party resolutions will mandatory hand over to a new executive in a few months time.
The AUTHORITY checks revealed that Chief Nwoye concurs to the fact that his tenure is due but the bone of contention between him and the fraction of the party led NY Chief Ken Nnamani and Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, borders on sticking to the rules and the constitutional provisions of the party in the conduct of the primaries.
The AUTHORITY further checks revealed that the Chief Ken Nnamani/ Mr Geoffrey Onyeama led faction of the party which produced Prince Chkwado Chukwunta as acting State caretaker Committee chairman of Enugu APC,on the claim that Chief Ben Nwoye is under suspension have shown indications that they are willing for another state election of the party, as schedulethd in the party’s national time table .
Prince Chikwado Chukwunta, has also given a clarification to that effect. He told news men in Enugu that his administration is merely on a rescue mission and not overstsying it’s mission.
According to him, his executives is on a rescue mission to salvage the party from alleged mal administration and re position it for the purposes of winning election in the state. Prince Chukwunta,,who was deputy governorship candidate of the party in the 2019 governorship election in Enugu state and state vice chairman under Nwoye administration ,said he is not interested in running for the position of state chairman of the party.
Meanwhile the pioneer deputy chairman of Enugu state APC, Comrade A.C.Ude, are among the candidates who have bought forms to vie for the next chairmanship position of Enugu state,Comrade A.C.UDE, who is currently the chairman,Contact and Mobilization of Enugu APC had held positions, as State Coordinator of 2019 PMB Solidarity Movement ,a Youth leader of the party in the state.
Also in the race is Chief Benson Eze, the Chairman of the party in Oji River local government, who doubles as the chairman of Chairman of APC in the 17 local government areas of Enugu state.
One good thing that counts for Comrade A C. UDE and Chief Benson Eze is that their experience of the party affairs in Enugu state will count for them. They also come from Enugu West senatorial district whom Chief Ben Nwoye led faction of the party zoned the nect chairmanship of the party, as Enugu East senatorial district will produce the next governorship candidate of the party.
But another aspirant, Hon Hycianth Nsude,who comes from Enugu North senatorial district of Enugu state told The AUTHORITY that he is more experienced than every other aspirant in the race, having been an elected member of the state assembly who contested for senatorial ticket of the party in the last election.