Enugu APC warns Sen. Ken Nnamani against anti-party utterances

Senator Ken Nnamani

Dr Ben Nwoye, the Enugu State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has warned one of the leaders of the party in the state, Sen. Ken Nnamani to desist from anti-party utterances.

Nwoye on Tuesday urged Nnamani to clarify a statement he made while commissioning a four-room building with the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Nwoye also asked Nnamani to explain why he could not campaign openly for his party’s governorship candidate but rather was telling the PDP governorship candidate that “a good product markets itself’’.

He also accused Nnamani of promising that when the time comes he would say where his “people belong’’.

“This is very misleading. Could it be that Sen. Nnamani is so ashamed of his political party that he could not canvass openly for the party? Nwoye wondered.

The party chairman said the APC in Enugu State had observed Sen. Nnamani’s double standards for too long, adding that the party could no longer fold its arms and watch him de-market the APC in the state.

“We deplore this attitude of being APC in Abuja and PDP in Enugu State,’’ the chairman said.

“How can the Vice-Chairman, South of APC Presidential Campaign Council feel more comfortable in the midst of candidates of the PDP than among APC candidates almost on the eve of an election?”

Nwoye said that Nnamani was surrounded at that event by candidates of the opposition PDP for various offices, and wondered what signal he was sending to APC supporters in Enugu State.

“This is a man who has just been unveiled as the vice-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council romancing and hobnobbing with the opposition party and making insinuations that his people would vote for the opposition.’’

The party chieftain noted that it was the same people that go to Abuja to mislead the authorities that the PDP governor in Enugu State is working for Buhari. Nothing can be farther from the truth.

“How can the PDP governor work for Buhari when he is still busy campaigning for PDP Presidential and National Assembly candidates?’’

He said that APC was strong in the state and the South-East zone and urged the authorities in Abuja to ignore the self-serving misinformation being propagated by PDP.

Nwoye said that people like Nnamani who market the story that the APC needed some help from PDP in the South-East in order to re-elect Buhari.

“How can people who are so scared of their impending loss of election be the same people being touted to help the APC?

“We want to say it loud and clear that the APC will sweep the polls in Enugu State. We don’t need anybody to help us. Buhari will score over 90% of the votes that will be cast in the South-East,’’ he said.

He warned Nnamani that the party would not hesitate to commence disciplinary action against him should he persist in his anti-party utterances and activities, urging him to retrace his steps forthwith.

“Nnamani has a choice to make; to remain in the APC or to return to the PDP where it seems he feels more comfortable. He can’t belong to both parties at the same time,’’ Nwoye said.

NAN, however, could not get Nnamani to react to the accusation as at the time of filing the report.