Thursday August 11, 2022 12:56 AM

Abia Politics: Top APC chieftain, Emenike, at war path with party

A top chieftain of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Ikechi Emenike, has reacted to claims that he failed to deliver his ward to the APC during the last 2019 general elections held in Abia State.

Recall that  the state chapter had said that Emenike remains suspended and must steer clear of party activities until the party in the state review his suspension and readmit him

The Abia leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  at meeting last Thursday, re-affirmed the suspension of Emenike from the party.

The party said that Emenike has already been suspended by his ward for anti-party activities while the local government and state executives respectively ratified the sanction.

But Emenike, who is Secretary of the APC National Convention Committee on Strategy, Contacts and Mobilization, in a statement by his aide, Obilor Ogbonna Umuahia, on Wednesday, berated the party chieftains over their assertion

According to him, he has  never lost an election in his polling unit since his sojourn in the Abia and national politics.

The statement partly stated, “Only political newcomers in the fray of Kelvin Ugorji who have no sense of history nor any bearing on Abia politics will make such ignorant comments. Records are available to show that the revered High Chief has never lost in his polling unit at Umukabia Okpula, Ohuhu, Umuahia North and has never lost his Nkwoegwu ward since he joined politics in 2002. These are verifiable facts still available in public domain and Ugorji has failed to look before leaping into the fray thereby exposing his gross ignorance.

“This so-called Ugorji as usual with faceless persons is totally unknown to the politics of Abia otherwise he should have known Chief Ikechi Emenike’s exploits at Abia Central Senatorial Primaries against Chief Chris Adighije in 2003 which he convincingly won and was taken from him by the then Governor on account of their so-called zoning arrangement at the time.

“His governorship race in defunct ANPP in 2007 was adjudged the best as he ran the only issue based campaign in Abia till date.

“He led President Mohammadu Buhari’s Presidential campaign as Director Of Field Operations in 2015 and 2019 respectively and delivered abundantly. This was while Ugorji and his paymasters were calling APC a “Fulani/Boko Haram party” and they have now jumped in as all well known “food-is-ready” politicians to reap where they didn’t sow.

“For all those who care to know, one million of Kelvin Ugorji’s likes will be incapable of achieving a quarter of the feats achieved by High Chief Emenike in a party whose foundation stone he laid and still maintains nor will they or any other bunch of spineless and ill mannered rascals whose ship is in its last lap on a journey to perdition.”

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