Congress: Acho Obioma authentic Abia APC chairman - Nwankpa insists
Hon Donatus Nwankpa, outgoing Chairman of the Abia State Caretaker Executive Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has insisted that the recently concluded state congress of the party held last Saturday in the state produced only Hon. Acho Obioma as his successor.
He advised aggrieved members accusing the party leadership of compromising the delegates through falsification of results during the congress to manage their frustration with decorum to avoid suffering from flashbacks, reminding them that restraint is the greater part of might.
Nwankpa, who stated this at the party’s secretariat in Umuahia while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the state congress held at Umuahia Township Stadium, also maintained that despite the faction created in Abia APC by the national leadership of the party, the exercise went ahead, stressing that justice would prevail as he has not taken over the position of the national chairman of the party, insisting that since that was the case, no one can take over his seat even as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party in the state.
He said as long he remained the state chairman of the party, and until he hands over, he acted within the ambit of the constitution of the party and the responsibilities of his office including the law and expectations of his party members, advising aggrieved members who feel shortchanged at the outcome of the congress to approach the court.
Asked on which of the two groups should be adorned, the outgoing APC chairman, further insisted that there is no alternate group in the Abia chapter of the party, pointing out that the newly elected chairman of the party in the state remains Acho Obioma, who was a former member of the House of Representatives.
Nwankpa further said that he was bequeathing a strong APC to the newly elected executive committee, saying that “for me to conduct a transparent congress that produced a chairman of such pedigree, shows that I mean well for the party in the state”.
Continuing, he said, “While as chairman, the president was elected back to back, Senator, House of Representatives Member and House of Assemblymember. The only one left is Governor which I have faith in Hon. Acho Obioma, that come 2023, there will be governor of Abia elected on the platform of the APC”.