By Emeka Mamah
THe South East zone of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has disowned the leader of the APC Leadership Caucus, Osita Okechukwu, in the zone for his commentary on the entry of Chief Jim Nwobodo into the party, saying that APC can “conveniently accommodate everyone.”
In a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the zone, Mr. Hyacinth Ngwu, he said: “The attention of the APC, South East zone has been drawn to comments credited to a certain Osita Okechukwu, wherein he purported to be speaking as spokesman for the APC South East Leadership Caucus.
“The said Osita Okechukwu in the statement under reference took the liberty to cast aspersion on the action and person of eminent citizen and statesman in the person of Senator Nwobodo, who joined our great party recently from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Perhaps there would have been no need to revisit his personal opinion, if he had not claimed to be the “spokesman of the South East Leadership caucus of APC,” a position clearly nebulous and structurally non-existent in APC’s Constitution (October 2014 as amended)
“The APC constitution in Article 12.6(v) recognises the position of a zonal publicity secretary and Hycienth Ngwu is the officer currently vested with the office. It is obviously anti-party and uncharitable for Osita Okechukwu to invent a dubious self-serving platform, appropriate and use same to sabotage and bring the party into hatred, contempt, ridicule and disrepute.
“APC South East heartily welcomes political defectors into our fold. APC is a big party and can conveniently accommodate everyone.”