Ahead of Saturday’s Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), chairmen of the party in the 17 local government areas of Enugu state and other stakeholders, yesterday adopted the incumbent state chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye as their sole candidate for the chairmanship position.
The council chairmen also endorsed the entire members of the state working committee for another term in office. The endorsement followed a formal declaration of Nwoye to run for second term at a ceremony where he presented his first term scorecard to party faithful.
Coordinating chairman of APC local government chairmen in the state and chairman of APC in Oji River local government area, Mr. Benson Ifeanyichukwu Eze said that there would not have been APC in the state without Nwoye. “We the chairmen of APC in the 17 local government areas of Enugu state hereby adopt Dr. Ben Nwoye as our sole candidate for chairmanship of APC in Enugu state come Saturday May 19, 2018,” he said.
All the chairmen of the party in the local government areas, who took turn to speak, similarly threw their weight behind Nwoye and his state working committee’s members even as they declared that there was no vacancy in the state working committee positions. Sunday Eze, chairman of Nkanu West local government chapter of the party, said that members of the party and other stakeholders in his council will vote 100 per cent for Nwoye, describing his second term as “a mission of consolidation.”
Earlier, Nwoye had while officially declaring his second term bid, presented his scorecard to party members, including attracting former PDP heavy weights as well as over 295, 000 fresh members into the party during a membership drive in 2017 alone.
The new former PDP big politicians, he said were the immediate former governor of the State, Sullivan Chime; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; former governor of old Anambra state, Sen Jim Nwobodo; immediate former Speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eugene Odoh, business tycoon, Emperor Baywood Chris-Ibe; former national secretary of PDP, Mr. Rex Onyeabor and former gubernatorial candidate, Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu.
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