Sunday, 30 July 2017

Oyegun, Ngige accuse of collecting N800m bribe from Uba as crisis rocks APC

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By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Tension is brewing up in Anambra state Chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) as the party’s Local Government and ward Chairmen from Orumba South Local Government Area accused their leader, Senator Chris Ngige and National Chairman, John Oyegun of collecting N500m and N300m bribe respectively to endorse Senator Andy Uba as APC Anambra 2017 consensus candidate.

The APC officials also accused the State Chairman of the party, Emeka Ibe of allegedly participating on the arrangement, which according to them were to unilaterally mutilate the governorship primaries delegate list.

The rampaging officials, who besieged the J.Jumac Hotels Awka, venue for APC stakeholders' meeting blocking Ibe from entering the hall, further alleged that Ibe took N5m, a furnished mansion in Asokoro area of Abuja as well as a brand new Prado SUV from Uba.

"Emeka Ibe is a threat to democracy", "APC Orumba South LGA passes vote of no confidence on Emeka Ibe", "Emeka Ibe and Senator Andy Uba have polluted APC with forged delegates list", "APC headquarters should disqualify Andy Uba and remove Emeka Ibe without further delay," read some of their flags.

Addressing the press, Ozoemena Unegbu, who claimed to be the APC party Chairman in Orumba South Council Area, said, "Ibe substituted at least five names from each of the 326 electoral wards in the state, with members of the People's Democratic Party(PDP) in favour of Andy Uba who he has collected huge amount of money from to deliver".

Also speaking, Mr Onyebuchi Ngwu, from Owerre Ezukalla in Orumba South Council accused Ibe of embezzling from N4.4m to about N15m and properties belonging to the party in the area. 

Reacting, Emeka Ibe, while admitting that the state Secretary of APC actually wrote petition against him, noted that the National Working Committee of the party has dismissed the allegations of forged delegates list as frivolous and lacking in merit.

According to him, the allegations against him, the national chairman, Chief John Oyegun and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, were fueled by fears calculated to tarnish their image.



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