BY RALPH EJIMKONYE, With Agency Report
Leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC in the South East met in Enugu at the weekend where they differed on the party’s performance in the general elections.
Former Abia State Governor and Senator elect, Orji Uzor Kalu accused some chieftains of the party of negotiating with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which led to the poor performance of the party , urging the leadership of the party to set up a committee to investigate the allegations.
“One of the leaders of the party outside this zone told me that some of our chieftains including serving ministers negotiated with PDP governors to allow our party 25 per cent of vote cast at the polls.
“We have to fish out the people that said our party cannot afford 25 per cent vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and punish them.
“They sabotaged us. We cannot be working for the party and look like fools. Some of us worked but a few went to Abuja to say we cannot deliver,” he said.
He said there was no way the APC could not have won in Abia State.
In his remarks, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who is the leader of the South East Caucus said the performance of the party in the zone in the 2019 elections was a great improvement from the 2015 scenario.
He commended the party leadership for the feat.
“ If we can come together, we can surprise Nigerians as they believe we cannot work together
“ Let us unite so that those forces outside with the intention of dividing us will not succeed.
“ I see a bright future for Ndi Igbo if we can unite” Onu said
APC National Vice Chairman, South East, Emma Eneukwu, said the just concluded election was a difficult one for the party in the zone “but we came out victorious”
“ We are proud of our members that won various elective positions and it would have been a shame if they could win”
The meeting later went into a closed door session.