By PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI—Embattled chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ebonyi State, Elder Samuel Igwe, yesterday, lamented the failure of the party to chart a new course for the state, despite its status in national politics.
Elder Igwe, who stated this at a press conference in Abakaliki, accused the Deputy National Organising Secretary of the party, Princess Tonia Adol-Awam, and governorship candidate of the party in the 2011 general election, Chief Sunday Adol-Awam, of allegedly engaging in anti-party activities, thereby dragging the name of the party in the mud.
But the duo in a quick reaction, said Elder Igwe was no longer recognised at the national level of the party as chairman of ACN in the state, noting that such development became effective since the inauguration of a Caretaker
Committee, CTC, on June 30, 2012, by the Deputy National Vice Chairman, South East, Dr. Chudi Nwike.
Elder Igwe, who stressed that no amount of blackmail or propaganda could remove him from office as chairman of the party in the state, accused the former governorship candidate of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in last April general election in the state, Senator Julius Ucha, of allegedly scheming with other top politicians to destabilize ACN in the state.