Leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State has taken a swipe at its former governorship candidate, Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, who referred to the party as being made up of hungry people.
Reacting to a statement credited to Gbazuagu, the state publicity secretary, Mrs Kate Ofor said that their door was open to welcome all to the party.
“Our door is open to accommodate new members, especially genuine and transparent new members, not corrupt ones, contrary to the statement credited to Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu (GNG),” Offor stated.
Chief Gbazuagu in the statement reported in some national dailies took swipe on the old members, saying “APC needs leaders. You need certain elements to be able to stand up to challenge anybody. And these people who hitherto were at the apex of the party in the state, please forgive them because they have been in the opposition for 16 years and are hungry, no patronage, no accommodation of any sort.
“We have been challenging undemocratic antics of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, and hunger did not prevent us in challenging previous and current regimes in Enugu State and cannot locate which patronage Chief Gbazuagu alluded to. We are not hungry and we would want Chief Gbazuagu to name those who collect patronages? All we query is the exodus of ‘food is ready’ politicians who abandoned PDP after the party lost the presidential election in 2015,” Mrs Offor replied on behalf of the party.

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