A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC Enugu State Chapter has accused the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu of destroying the Party in the Southeast.
The chieftain who accused the Minister of working at crossroads with the the newly constituted National Caretaker Committee which he said was “working day and night to restore sanity” expressed shock that the Minister could become a willing tool in the hands of members of the discredited NWC, who feel they are still in charge.”
In a statement signed by the Financial Secretary of the Party in the State, Sydney Eze, he accused Mr. Onu of “dolling out huge sums of money to warring factions to inflame further emotions, with the attendant insultive body language, targeted at the leaders of the Party.”
“Instead of working in tandem with the National Caretaker Committee to make the Party united and strong, as directed by his boss, Mr President, Ogbonnaya Onu is busy funding warring factions across APC South East States.
“Why is H.E Ogbonnaya Onu mischievously overreaching himself while he has not fared averagely well as a Party leader in Ebonyi State? The statement queried.
The statement which questioned Mr. Onu’s contributions in resolving the challenges facing the party in his own State, Ebonyi, also challenged the Minister to showcase his performance quotient in the FEC, where he represents the southeast, instead of continuously fanning the embers of disunity among party leaders in the Southeast.
“Why is H.E Ogbonnaya Onu mischievously overreaching himself while he has not fared averagely well as a Party leader in Ebonyi State?
“Has APC in Ebonyi State recovered from her intractable disunity?
“What is Ogbonnaya Onu’s performance quotient in the FEC? He should be more concerned with that than undermining the efforts of the National CTC of our great Party in Southeast Zone.
The statement which also accused Mr. Onu of “dolling out huge sums of money to warring factions of the party so as to inflame further emotions, warned the party leader to stay away from Enugu State as well as divert the money he is spending to inflame crisis in the state to palliative measures, following the ravaging Corona virus pandemic across the globe.
“What will he gain throwing his weight behind one faction in Enugu State, and thus, sabotaging the genuine efforts of leaders in the State at repositioning the Party? You are asking people not to go back to the trenches while you are busy digging trenches for them.
“Ogbonnaya Onu should take his hypocrisy elsewhere and desist from further sponsoring crisis in Enugu using a member of the sacked NWC.
“The money he is spraying all over the place, in my opinion, he should have used in providing palliatives for the suffering members of APC in Ebonyi State, who find themselves in various splinter groups under his nose.
The Party chieftain further accused the minister of undermining presidential directive on reconciliation, also urged “the National Caretaker Committee, under Gov. Mai Buni of Gombe State, to call Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu to order before he inflicts more injury on the ailing Party.
“Mr. Onu needs not to be reminded that he is undermining the Party, and of course, Mr. President, who is the leader of the Party.
“May I formally call on the National Caretaker Committee, under Gov. Mai Buni of Gombe State, to call Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu to order before he inflicts more injury on the ailing Party,” the statement concluded