Imo APC Crisis Deepens, Spokesman Resigns, Alleges Party Is A ‘Cult’
The crisis in the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has deepened following the resignation of the publicity secretary of the party, Mr Jones Onwuasoanya, on Tuesday in a letter to the State Working Committee.
Onwuasoanya described the APC as a ‘cult’ of impunity, injustice and sharp practices.
According to Onwuasoanya, one of the reasons for his resignation is handpicking people as candidates instead of recognising primaries that produced aspirants as candidates.
The former publicity secretary accused the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of refusing to openly refute the allegation of collecting over N20bn during the just concluded primaries of the party.
The statement read, “After a careful and sober review of events within our political party, especially, in the last two months, I have come to the conscientious conclusion that our party, which before now was touted as the beacon of integrity, democracy, and fairness, has dangerously veered off from its own Constitution, Philosophies and Ideological inspirations.”
“Our Party has ceased to, in my own considered opinion, be a political Party, but a cult, where some well-positioned members have formed themselves into a cabal of capons, with a dangerous end in mind for our dear country and its fledgling democracy.”
This resignation is coming on the heels of Uche Nwosu, son-in-law to Governor Rochas Okorocha decamping to the Action Alliance and picking the governorship ticket of the party.