By Alo David
Following the alleged conspiracy allegedly ochestrated through the instrumentality of Ebonyi state government,a group known as the Ohaziri Mba Renaissance Movement (OMRM) has called for justice and level playing ground in Ebonyi as the All Progressives Congress, APC sets to conduct the party’s state congresses across the nation.
The group in a press release made available to our reporter by the Director General of OMRM, Chief Alex Okemini on Wednesday 22nd September,2021 in Abakaliki, alerted the security agencies and the national leadership of the APC over alleged foul plays which he said, are capable of frustrating the party’s future.
The Director insisted that the recent happenings in Ebonyi State Chapter of the party if not well handled could truncate democracy, over heat the polity and create instability in the state.
He accused the state caretaker Chairman of the party of vowing to frustrate whosever that nurses ambition to contest the chairmanship position with him.
“It is on record that the current Caretaker Chairman of the APC in the State, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha who is an appointee of Governor Umahi is a contestant for the position of the Chairman of the party in the state.
“We have it on good authority that Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha has vowed to use his position as the Caretaker Chairman to frustrate the ambition of whoever dares the to contest against him at the forth coming state congress of 2/10/2021,” Okemini alleged.
The DG also alleged that, “part of this plot is to facilitate the reappointment of the Chief Ideato .C. Ideato led national congress commitee who conducted the ward congresses and the local government congresses to also conduct the state congress.
“To further prove this, after we had paid the sum of one hundred thousand naira at Zenith bank for the purchase of the nomination form for state chairmanship position of the party as required by the party.
“We went to the state party secretariat to get our nomination form but the national commitee saddled with the responsibility to ensure sales of the forms went underground in connivance with Hon Emegha.
“Intelligence reports available to us indicates that they have been lodged at the Governor’s hotel at mile 50 Kpirikiri Abakaliki road, Ebonyi State so as to make the forms unavailable to anyone that is not a candidate of Governor Umahi’s line up.
“Members of staff at the state secretariat acting on the orders of Hon. Emegha attacked us when we came to the secretariat.”
According to Okemini, the members of OMRM have, therefore, alerted the DSS, members of APC and the people of Ebonyi State to hold Hon. Emegha and Chief Ideato responsible should anything happen to their candidate, Alhaji Dr. Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah or his supporters.
The group, in his words, maintained that Hon. Emegha has been compromising the conduct of the state congress by presiding over the processes that will pave the way for his election.
The group equally accused Emegha of trying to superintend over the conduct of his own election, insisting that, the process negates the principle of natural justice and however, demanded the immediate resignation of Hon Stanley Okoro Emegha as the Caretaker chairman of the party.
The members of the group also demanded for the dissolution of Chief Ideato C. Ideato led national congress committee over their lost of confidence in them, calling for the immediate release of nomination form to their candidate Alhaji Dr Haroun Ogbonnia Ajah.
The group who believed that the party under the national leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni will do the needful and restore sanity to the party in the state.
It is report that the release which accused the State Caretaker Chairman and his cohorts was endorsed by the National Coordinator of OMRM – Engr. Emmanuel Nwokedi, the National Secretary of OMRM – Alhaji Muhammad Maina, the DG of OMRM Ebonyi – Chief Alex Okemini and the Secretary-Genaral – Hon. Alhaji Aliyu Enya Okoche, praying for peace, stability and progress of their party in Ebonyi state and Nigeria in general.
Recall that the State Caretaker Chairman, Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha within the week assured that the APC congress in Ebonyi would be most transparent, free and credible, urging the party members to toe lines of peace as recorded during the ward and local government congresses.