THE Publicity Secretary of the Chief Joseph Adolor Okotie-Eboh led faction of the Delta State All Progressive Congress, APC, Mr. Alex Eyengho, yesterday, at Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State advised the Mr. O. G. Ngofa led Six-Man Fact-Finding Committee to make appropriate recommendation to the National Working Committee, NEC, of the party.
Eyengho who gave this advice during the Delta South fact finding meeting held in Oleh, Isoko North local government area, attributed the crises rocking the Delta APC over the years to those who were not part of the legacy parties but few members of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP who came with the sole aim of hijacking the party.
While urging the Chairman of the fact-finding committee and also the National Deputy Secretary of the APC, Mr. O.G. Ngofa to hear from all stakeholders of the party in the state, Eyengho posited that the merger parties that came together to form the All Progressive Congress were ACN, ANPP and CPC, saying there was no time DPP was part of the legacy parties.
Eyengho said, “Before the merger, the Chairman of the former Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN now APC, in Delta State was Chief Joseph Adolor Okotie-Eboh. And at that time, ACN was the only visible and main opposition party in Delta and across the country. It is these three political parties that occupied the executive position of the All Progressive Congress except in Delta State where it was hijacked by defectors who came in with money. “And this was what also led to the court action filed by the Okotie-Eboh led faction where Prophet Jones Erue led executive, national body of APC and INEC were taken to court, where the court gave judgment that disbanded the Prophet Erue led APC executive and ordered for a fresh congress to elect new executive.
“We are not ignorant of the fact that Prophet Jones Erue’s chairmanship emanated from a congress held in one of the churches in Asaba while Chief Okotie-Eboh’s chairmanship was held at the party’s secretarial, Asaba, and that was what gave birth to the parallel state executives that the party has been battling with over the years.
“So, we are appealing to the Ngofa led fact-finding committee to make appropriate recommendation from the memorandum submitted and public presentation by the stakeholders of the party across the three senatorial districts of the state to the National Working Committee of the party for a way forward for Delta APC.”