Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday said that it åhad disassociated itself from an adoption of former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state as the leader of South East APC.
It said Nnamani was made the APC south east leader contrary to the wishes of key Igbo stakeholders in the party, describing the declaration of the former Senate President by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ forum as a huge joke.
In statement issued in Abakaliki by the Acting Chairman of the party in the state, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, Ebonyi APC said Okorocha’s alleged unilateral declaration of Nnamai as the leader of South east APC was not only intended to ridicule the status of the party in the south east but also cause unnecessary disaffection in the party.
The statement reads: “The attention of the APC, Ebonyi state has been drawn to the attempt to ridicule the party in the South East zone by the mischievous gimmicks of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state who will stop at nothing to discredit the party at all times.
“His recent adoption of distinguished Senator Ken Nnamani as his leader in the South East is an attempt to give what he does not have which amount to a joke and APC Ebonyi state disassociates itselfwholly from the charade.
“For avoidance of doubt, we state unequivocally that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu remains the number one APC leader in Igboland.