You have no constitutional power to expel anybody, caucus tells Enugu APC
Mass Exodus From PDP Responsible For Phobia-Okechukwu
The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in Enugu State, said yesterday, that its state chapter lacked constitutional powers to expel anybody from the party, reaffirming Dr. Ben Nwoye, as its state chairman.
The clarification followed last week’s meeting of the state executive committee in Enugu, where they announced the expulsion of its Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude from the party, and suspending nine others.
But at the meeting yesterday, attended by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, former governors, Jim Nwobodo and Sullivan Chime; and National
Vice Chairman (Southeast), Emma Enukwu, the leaders stated that the power to expel any member lies with the national leadership of the party.
In a telephone chat, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, told The Guardian that the crisis was caused by phobia of mass exodus of politicians from PDP, stressing that some APC members felt that the newcomers would challenge their privileged positions.
He maintained that the crisis was a product of the increase in stature of Enugu APC, recalling how in their days in Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), no such problem reared its head because of scant membership.