APC RECONCILIATION; ABIA PARTY CHIEFTAIN PICK HOLES ON COMMITTEE’S ASSIGNMENTS, WARNS ON FAVORITISM AND COMPROMISE.
A Chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Abia state and the Acting Chairman of Rural Electrification Agency, Engr Alozie Mac Solomon has said that a prudent statesman who is heading a reconciliation committee of a ruling political party should approach his assignment with caution and tact, instead of resorting to favour emotion and primordial relationship.
He stated this while addressing newsmen in Umuahia, over the comment made by the leader of a 9-member reconciliation committee, headed by Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.
Alozie was speaking on the activities of the Reconciliation Committee, set up by Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, which was inaugurated with a term of reference to harmonize all differences in All Progressive Congress, APC in the states and cement all the cracks.
But regretted that the reconciliation committee leadership has exhibited favoritism, partiality and compromise in handling the issue of Abia APC, by leaning to the group headed by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu because of their long standing relationship.
According to him, Adamu declared to journalists, after a reconciliation meeting with Kalu’s faction that since High Chief Emenike, whom he erroneously refereed to as a complainant in the matter did not attend the meeting, “his committee knows what to do,”.
He there and then assured members of Orji Uzor Kalu’s group “that the case is over in their favour”, igniting jubilation of victory before the verdict is given by CECPC.
Narrating the Committee’s action, Alozie explained that when Sen. Adamu and his members met with Abia warring groups for reconciliation on January 14th, 2022, both High Chief Emenike and Sen. Orji Kalu, leaders of both groups didn’t appear in person at the meeting.
“But to show his regard to the reconciliation committee and their leader, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, a long standing friend of Orji Kalu, Emenike still made a written presentation and sent, even when it was clear to him that the case was already prejudged and decided ahead of time, by the Committee leadership.
“Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu had earlier told whoever that cares to listen that he will use the reconciliation committee headed by his friend Senator Abdullahi Adamu to get whatsoever he had lost at the Congress that was held in Abia in which he totally lost.
“It was on this premise that Sen. Kalu absented himself from the meeting, but sent delegates, so that he won’t be suspected to have influenced the already known outcome of the meeting before it started.
“It was a well scripted drama that played out, which Adamu unknowing gave out by his comment that “he already knows what to do since Emenike did not attend”, as well as referring to Emenike as a Complainant, when he Emenike did not write any petition.
Emenike had in his written response to the Committee stated that the petitions written by Kalu’s group were baseless, riddled with lies and ill -will and, urged the committee to treat same as baseless with lack of merit, Alozie said
He explained that Adamu’s bias disposition did not allow him to apply common sense, and that it made him to grant press interview, where he announced openly that Emenike didn’t come, but maintained sealed lips and closed eyes on the absence of his good friend, Sen. Orji Uzor kalu.
“It was during the interviews that he referred to Emenike as the Complainant, who did not appear to defend himself, and therefore openly declared that “his committee knows what to do, and assured Kalu’s group that the case is over in their favour.
“It was also on this standing and assurance, that One Mr. Acho Obioma who claimed to have emerged a factional Chairman of an unknown congress where he said that he scored 298 votes went to radio stations on January 15 to announce that the reconciliation committee has handed the party back to the Sen. Orji’s group as Emenike didn’t appear.
“This sparked off jubilation among their members when the Committee is yet to submit their report to CECPC, he said.
He reminded Adamu that it was not Emenike that wrote the petition, and wondered why he should refer to him as complainant, and that Orji Kalu did not appear in person to the meeting and he said nothing about his absence, indication that he has already taken sides like one compromised.
He called on the leadership of the CECPC to be wary of any report that will be submitted by Admau led Reconciliation Committee, and to verify it thoroughly as there are already indications of favoritism, partiality and compromise on the part of the Reconciliation committee’s leadership, based on the Chairman’s known long standing relationship with Kalu. END