Gideon Arinze in Enugu
Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State have kicked against the appointment of a former state chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye as Chief of Staff to the National Deputy Chairman North of the party, Ali Dalori.
The stakeholders said that Nwoye was not deserving of a position having involved himself in anti-party activities, including his decision to publicly support and campaigned for the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Enugu state during the 2023 general elections.
In a communique issued at the end of their meeting yesterday in Enugu, the stakeholders noted that by appointing Nwoye as his Chief of Staff, Dalori was bringing “an unrepentant mole shamelessly beholden to the opposition into the heart of the party.”
In the communique which was read by the State chairman of the party, Ugochukwu Agballah, the stakeholders recalled that Nwoye was also removed from office as chairman in 2020 by his state Exco for supporting the PDP, a decision which, according to them, was ratified by the South-east zonal executive of the party.
“To show what he is capable of doing, Nwoye recklessly and unapologetically leaked a private memo sent to Dalori to the press,” the stakeholders alleged. “This singular act clearly defines Nwoye as a man who cannot be trusted with confidential and sensitive mails.”
They maintained that Dalori was undermining APC in Enugu State by his “thoughtless” appointment of Nwoye as a staff in the national secretariat of the party.
“The Enugu state APC stakeholders have nothing personal against Nwoye or Dalori. But we are determined to resist any act that will undermine party discipline and constitutional order which we have worked so hard to restore,” they said.