…I still remain chairman— Afam
By Jimitota Onoyume
WARRI—The crisis rocking Delta State chapter of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, took a twist, yesterday, as the state executive committee allegedly suspended the state chairman of the party, Mr Afam Enemoku, and announced Deputy Chairman , Emmanuel Ibordor, as acting chairman at its meeting in Isoko North Local Government secretariat of the party.
Speaking to Vanguard at the end of the meeting, the acting chairman of the party, Mr Ibordor, and the state Publicity Secretary, Mr Akpomedaye Onoruvie, said they had to relocate the meeting of the state executive committee to Isoko North secretariat of the party in Oleh, when they could not access the party’s state secretariat in Asaba because the suspended chairman, Mr Enemoku, allegedly locked the place.
“We had a state executive meeting at Ozoro, APGA secretariat in Ughelli North because the embattled chairman locked the state secretariat in Asaba. We were there and there was no sign that the place would be opened. So we had to move to our Ughelli North secretariat in Ozoro for the meeting,” he said.
According to them, the chairman had refused to convene a “meeting of the party for over 10 months. The local government chairmen, 17 of them, passed a vote of no confidence in the chairman.”
Reacting however, Afam dismissed his suspension as a huge joke, describing those behind it as unknown to the party.
He said: “I am in the office. The authentic executive of the party met today in the office. We were in the office, nobody is suspending anybody. The state executive met today (yesterday) and after that they left.
“There was nothing like suspension. There was no meeting of the party in Isoko today (yesterday) because all the leaders of the party were in Asaba. So it is not true that a meeting took place there. The state executive is here, we even have a vote of confidence in the state chairman.”