Leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress in Abia State on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on the State chairman of the party, Hon. Donatus Nwamkpa and members of the state working committee, SWC.
This is even as the SWC, leaders and stakeholders of the party ratified the suspension of Chief Ikechi Emenike, a former governorship candidate and a chieftain of APC.
The suspension was slammed on him by ward executives of the party over alleged anti-party activities.
The motion for the vote of confidence passed on Nwankpa was moved by the South-east zonal Woman leader, Mrs. Sally Chinebu and seconded by a former minister of Labour and productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu.
Speaking at the meeting, Wogu extolled the exemplary leadership of Nwankpa saying,”he has done well.”
He said, “The chairman has been fair to all concerned. He has taken the party to an viable height. I jointly agree in the motion, that Honorable Nwamkpa will continue this executive as chairman of APC in Abia state.
“As we passed votes of confidence on our Chief Nwankpa-led executives, we shall all rise and condemn the antics of some people in this party, particularly, Chief Ikechi Emenike and his cohorts. We totally condemn their activities”.
In his speech, the leader of APC caucus in Abia state and a member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Sam Nkire described Nwankpa as a good and experienced party administrator.
He backed the suspension slammed on Emenike over his penchant in sabotaging the party in the state.
“If Donatus Nwamkpa is running for an election today, I will support him. I adjudge him as a good chairman.
“Emenike was suspended through his ward to his local government and to the state. He took the party to Court and the constitution of APC says you must exhaust all peaceful means before going to court. So, he disobeyed the constitution of the party”, he noted.
Contributing, a former Deputy Governor of Abia state, and a member of the Board of Trustees of APC, Dr. Chris Akomas lauded the leadership qualities of Nwankpa and further expressed confidence that the Abia APC chairman will do more in keeping the party together.
He frowned at the attitude of some disgruntled elements in APC, who according to him were on a mission to destablize the party, stressing that Abia APC was intact and united under Nwankpa-led executives.
DAILY POST report that dignitaries who attended the enlarged Abia APC stakeholders meeting included, Senator N. Nwanunu, Senator Chris Adighije, Senator Nkechi Nworgu, Dr. Nyerere Anyim, 2015 governorship candidate of the party, former member of the federal House of Representatives, Acho Obioma, former Speaker of Abia House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Stanley Ohazuruka, three APC members in Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kc Ugboaja, (Rtd) DIG of police, Azubuko Udah, Comrade Benedict Godson and other notable APC chieftains in the state.
Meanwhile, Former Abia state Governor and APC chieftain, Orji Uzor kalu and Chief Executive officer of Masters Energy Petroleum and former governorship aspirant, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah were represented at the event.