Ebonyi APC chieftain complains over board appointment exclusion
By Ruth Oginyi
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Mr. Onu Nwaeze, has petitioned the national leadership of the party over alleged exclusion of his name among people to be considered for board appointment from the state.
The ruling party had given 30 chances to the state for board appointments which the state governor, David Umahi, directed local government areas to nominate their representatives and submit to the party at the state level for onward transmission to Abuja.
But in a February 17 letter to the national caretaker committee chairman of the party, Nwaeze decried that, as a foundation member of the ruling party in the state and Ebonyi South senatorial candidate in the 2019 general election, he was qualified to be among the nominees for the board member.
He noted that the petition was the sequel to the information that emanated from the party’s national secretariat which requested states to forward names for such purpose.
He stressed that such initiative coming from the party was understandably a calmative for loyalty and sacrifices within the party fold and expressed displeasure that critical stakeholders like him could not be included.
The petition read in parts, “it is an undeniable fact that as a foundational member of the APC and Senatorial candidate of the party for Ebonyi south in 2019, the quantum of investment I have overtime made in building the party in my state, extolling the leadership quality of the national caretaker chairman and his confidence in him to correct the anomalies. “As a disciplined party administrator with distinction, I am certain you will use your office to correct these anomalies,” the petitioner said.