Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Notable leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu at the weekend boycotted a meeting convened by leaders of the Integrity Group camp of the party presently mobilising support for the presidential bid of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.
The group led by the party’s Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude, is said to be working round the clock to ensure that they take control of party structures in the state. They were however disappointed at the poor turnout at the meeting despite using the name of the Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama.
Among those who did not attend the meeting included the National Vice-Chairman, South-east Emma Eneukwu, Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, a former governor of Enugu State Sullivan Chime and Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu.
Following the absence of these party bigwigs, the minister instead of taking a final stand with the Integrity Group on the simulated intra-party crisis in the zone, opted for consultations and due process as enunciated by the constitution of the party.
Speaking on the development, James Okugo Nwanjoku, Zonal Organising Secretary of APC Enugu West Senatorial Zone, described the minister’s stand to plead for peace, consultation with key stakeholders and due process as enunciated by the constitution as a big setback to the Integrity Group.