THE Publicity Secretary of the Chief Joseph Adolor Okotie-Eboh led faction of the Delta State All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Alex Eyengho, at the weekend attributed the crises rocking the Delta State APC on the defected members of the Peoples Democratic Party, DPP who he said were not part of the legacy parties.
He therefore advised the committee set up the APC to resolve the crisis to make appropriate recommendation to the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party for a way forward in the party.
Eyengho while speaking to newsmen said before the merger, the chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN now APC, in Delta State was Chief Joseph Adolor Okotie-Eboh, “and at that time, ACN was the only visible and main opposition party in Delta and across the country.
“It is these three political parties that have occupied the executive position of the APC in all the states except in Delta State where it was hijacked by defectors who came in with money.
“And this was what also led to the court action filed by the Okotie-Eboh led faction where Prophet Jones Erue led executive, national body of APC and INEC were taken to court and where the court gave judgment that disbanded the Prophet Erue led APC executive and ordered for a fresh congress to elect new executives.
“We are not ignorant of the fact that Prophet Jones Erue’s chairmanship emanated from a congress held in one of the churches in Asaba while Chief Okotie-Eboh’s chairmanship was held at the party’s secretarial, Asaba, and that was what gave birth to the parallel state executives that the party has been battling with over the years.
“So, we are appealing to the fact-finding committee to make appropriate recommendations from the memorandum submitted and public presentation by the stakeholders of the party across the three senatorial districts of the state to the National Working Committee of the party for a way forward for Delta APC.”
He urged the chairman of the fact-finding committee, who is also the national deputy secretary of the party, Mr. O.G. Ngofa to hear from all stakeholders of the party in the state, noting that the merger parties that came together to form the APC were ACN, ANPP and CPC, saying there was no time DPP was part of the legacy parties.