14th January, 2022
By Emmanuel Mogbede
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee said it has resolved the crisis within the party’s Abia chapter.
Senator Adamu Abdullahi, Chairman of the committee announced this while speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with critical APC stakeholders in Abia.
He said the meeting followed a petition received by the committee from Chief Ikechi Emenike, factional leader of the Abia APC chapter.
It would be recalled that at the 2021 Abia State Congresses, Emenike’s faction produced late Enyinnaya Harbor as the State Chairman, while the other faction produced Iheanacho Obioma as chairman.
However, Abdullah said the committee had a very useful discussion with the stakeholders even though the complainant was not at the meeting.
“We invited him (Emenike) and he refused to turn up. He was duly invited, and from all indications, he has no case to put before us, and we have no hesitation whatsoever to listen to the delegation from Abia.
“I don’t believe we could have any better representation in terms of the interest of the party, so we appreciate them,” Abdullahi said.
He expressed optimism that the outcome of the meeting would be positive as the committee would submit its reports, including reports from other state chapters of the party to its leadership after putting them together.
Abdullahi said the desire of the committee was to ensure that the crisis in Abia APC and other state chapters of the party became a thing of the past ahead of the 2023 general election.
Attendees of the meeting include Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi, Sen. Chris Adighije, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu.
Others were Chief Alex Oti, Azubuko Udah, Dr Chida Maduekwe, Uzo Azubuike former Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Mac Wabara, Stanley Ohajuruka, Nnanna Kalu and Nduka Anyanwu among others.