By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kelvin Ugorji, has supported the suspension of the Secretary of the APC National Convention Committee on Strategy, Contact and Mobilization, Chief Ikechi Emenike, by the Caretaker Executive Committee of the party in Abia State.
The suspended party chieftain is the husband of the current Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, Mrs Uzoma Ikechi Emenike and factional Governorship candidate of the APC during the 2019 general elections in Abia State.
Recall that the Abia leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had at its expanded caucus meeting last Thursday, re-affirmed the suspension of Chief Ikechi Emenike from the party.
The expanded caucus which had in attendance major stakeholders of the party in the state was chaired by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Uchechukwu Ogah.
According to the party, Chief Emenike has already been suspended by his ward for anti-party activities while the Local Government and State Executive respectively ratified the sanction.
Ogah, who chaired the expanded caucus, put Emenike’s suspension to voice vote after it was announced by the state chairman of the party, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, and the caucus overwhelmingly affirmed it.
However, the Abia APC chieftain, Kelvin Ugorji, in a statement issued to journalists in Umuahia, the state capital, on Monday, slammed Chief Emenike for his alleged pretence to love President Muhammadu Buhari, yet his anti-party activities thwarted the chances of the party from clinching the gubernatorial seat of the state, regretting that the Secretary of the APC committee on Mobilization failed to secure a win for the All progressive Congress at his polling unit in the last presidential poll.
According to him,” he claimed to love Buhari more than any other person but never won any of his puling unit for President Buhari. Guess, God never destined him to win the election because, in the year 2003, he contested for PDP Senatorial ticket, but lost against Dr Chris Adighije. 2007, he contested for the governorship of Abia State and still lost against Senator T.A Orji. 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections held on 23 Feb came with surprises as he was defeated by the opposition parties in his puling unit. He failed to deliver Buhari but wants to be the leader of a party he failed to deliver. But that remains a story for another day, as he still remains suspended from the party”.