The All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has said that it won’t accept defecting Peoples Democratic Party members into its fold.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Mrs Kate Offor made this known after a meeting of the party’s executive working committee.
Offor said the decision was made following rumours that top ranking PDP members are planning to defect to the APC to hijack key appointments meant for the state at the national level. One of the PDP members said to be planning to defect is Prof Bart Nnaji.
There are also reports that some members of the state APC paid a visit to PDP chieftain, Jim Nwobodo. The SEC said it won’t hesitate to sanction such members.
Offor said, “At an enlarged meeting of the State Executive Committee of Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, we unequivocally resolved that the membership drive aimed at enlisting Professor Barth Nnaji, Chief Jim Nwobodo and co into our great party be stopped forthwith.
“For us it is medicine after death, given the shameful result we recorded in the presidential and governorship elections, where we got less than three per cent and 10 per cent of the total votes cast in Enugu State respectively.
“Accordingly, we are outraged that some elements without authorisation or due process had already held sinister meetings with Professor Nnaji in his Umuode village and if not stopped will head to God knows where.
“We hold Professor Nnaji, robotic engineer, and our elder statesman, Chief Jim Nwobodo, and other eminent sons in very high esteem; however, we frown seriously at clandestine moves of some people reaping where they did not sow.”
Offor alleged that Nnaji refused to join the party when the APC presidential campaign council lobbied him to join the party before the elections.
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