From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress Party(APC), Emeka Agunwa from Oru ward in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State has raised the alarm over alleged plot to expel Ms. Ngozi Okafor, daughter of the second republic politician who contested for the Ohaji/Egbema, Oru west and Oguta federal representative from her party.
Agunwa in a statement he released to newsmen in Owerri on Thursday alleged that some members of the party at the top have concluded plans to expelled Okafor for refusing to accept what he described as an “imposed candidate” for the same position she is vying for.
He further revealed that those plotting the expulsion have concluded to exit her from the party through her ward,Oru.
But Agunwa with some majority members of the party from the ward have sworned that the expulsion will never see the light of the day.
According to him ,Okafor since her purchased of interest form and granted waiver by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party as a female aspirant,has contributed financially and more to the stability of the party in the State.
“Also she brought back live in APC lead by Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma in our Federal Constituency. The above can be verified from the Party Excos of the LGA.
“Available records from national secretariat of APC show that Ms. Ngozi RBK Okafor was the first person to pay for, and issued with expression of interest form. She enjoyed waiver granted to female aspirants by NWC of APC as she didn’t pay for nomination forms.
“As a founding member of APC and a concerned citizen of this constituency, I humbly appeal to leadership of APC in Oru Ward not to succumb to pressure. The leadership of APC in Oguta LGA should not allow this to happen. This is undemocratic and should be condemned. Ms. Ngozi RBK Okafor should not be expelled from the party. ” Agunwa stated.