- John Odigie-Oyegun has bee accused by Senator Julius Ali-Ucha of attempting to ruin the APC
- Ali-Ucha said what is happening is like a civilian coup against the teeming APC supporters
Senator Julius Ali-Ucha has accused the All Progressives Congress National Chairman (APC), John Oyegun, has been accused of taking actions termed as civilian coup against the party and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nation reports that Ali-Ucha, who was Ebonyi state governorship candidate in the 2015 election, stated this in Abakaliki while reacting to the Saturday’s controversial ward congresses.
He said: “Congressional election is anchored on quick sand. I say this because when you gave your trust on illegality, there is a tendency that such trust founded on illegality will eventually collapse. What is happening today, is like a civilian coup against the teeming APC supporters in Nigeria and also against the party leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I say this and I am serious about it. We have an NWC, which tenure expires in June, 2018 and the members of the NWC want to contest. The national convention committee was put in place, and members of NWC, who are also going to contest for their various offices, when the convention date is fixed, are now driving the process to jettison the convention.
“That is why I call it a civilian coup against the system. These party officials at the national secretariat are now judges in their own courts. They are the people who have put in place the structures that are called congress committees that will elect delegates that will elect them.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha on Sunday, May 6, ordered the arrest and arraignment of the committee members sent to monitor the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congresses on Saturday, May 5.
Okorocha took the action, despite the state chairman of the party, Hilary Eke and the state organising secretary, Clement Chijioke Anozie, rating the exercise as successful in all the 305 wards in the 27 LGAs of the state.
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