SUSPENSION THREATS: Call Ebonyi factional APC leaders to order, Mbam charges National Chair
As intrigues over the authentic Governorship election primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State deepens, a factional Gubernatorial candidate of the Party, Engr. Elias Mbam has called on the National leadership of the Party led by Senator Abdullahi Adamu to call the State’s Chairman of the Party in the State, Stanley Okoro Emegha and his co-travellers to order over fresh moves to suspend him from the Party.
A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Obinna Udenwe alleged plots to extort N2 Billion naira from his principal by the State Chairman using the Ward Chairman of the Party, Unachi Christopher.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to documents being prepared by Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi, using one Mr. Unachi Christopher of Ngbo Agbaja Ward and seven others meant for the purpose of allegedly suspending and expelling Engr. Elias Mbam from the party.
This document has been prepared using the names of Mr. Peter Ikporo, Hon. Alex Eze, Bar. Nicholas Mbam, Mr. Eric Ogbaga, Hon. Mrs. NwofeIgbo Bridget, Hon. David Mbam and Mr. Ofoke Chukwuemeka.”
It said, “The document claims to have investigated Engr. Elias Mbam for misconduct against the party and to have found him guilty of some trumped up charges and allegations.
This is despite the fact that the Federal High Court in Abakaliki on Tuesday 7th of June 2022 in suit number FHC/AI/CS/93/2022 gave an order restraining Stanley Okoro Emegha and Unachi Christopher from going ahead with any planned suspension or expulsion of Engr. Elias Mbam or ratifying any suspension or expulsion pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit, and that the order was duly served on Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha and Mr. Unachi Christopher.”
Mbam, a former Chairman of Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC observed, “We have learned that this document being prepared today is to be backdated to read 6th June 2022.
You will recall that on May 30th 2022, through a press release, we drew the attention of the public to the plans being hatched then to initiate a suspension of Engr. Elias Mbam from the party.”
It further said, “We therefore notify the general public, supporters of Engr. Elias Mbam and all APC faithful to be aware of the shenanigans being orchestrated by the above mentioned individuals. We draw the attention of security agencies to this atrocious act, which is capable of causing a breach of the peace in Ebonyi state.
We call on Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha to know that Engr. Elias Mbam will not be deterred by efforts geared towards bringing the APC to ridicule in Ebonyi State. He should be aware that the opposition parties are watching with keen interest and will surely take advantage of this to work against the party in the upcoming elections”, it added.
“We wish to draw the attention of the national leadership of the party led by Senator Abdullahi Adamu to the unguarded behaviour of the leadership of APC in Ebonyi and requests him to call them to order.
Candidate”, the statement concluded.