Barely one week ago, the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abia State chapter at its expanded caucus meeting held in Ikwuano Local Government Area reaffirmed the suspension of the Secretary of the APC National Convention Committee on Strategy, Contacts and Mobilization, Ikechi Emenike, the Caretaker Executive Committee of the party in the state has suspended another chieftain of Abia APC, Chief Enyinnaya Harbour.
Harbour was suspended over alleged impersonation with intention to cause disaffection among members and teeming supporters of the party across the state.
It was gathered that the suspended Enyinnaya Harbour is chairing a parallel structure of the APC in Abia and enjoys the backing of Chief Ikechi Emenike.
The Harbour-led faction of Abia APC held its ward congresses last weekend which many party members viewed as total disregard of the party’s constitution which amounted to anti party activity.
However, while addressing reporters at the state party secretariat located at Azikiwe Road in Umuahia, the state capital, on Thursday, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, the Chairman of the Abia Caretaker Executive Committee of the party, confirmed that Enyinnaya Harbour was suspended by the Ward 3 executive committee of in Arochukwu Local Government after allegation of impersonation intended to cause disaffection in the party fold.
He disclosed that the suspension of the factional chairman has been communicated to the LGA, zonal and state caretaker committee for formal notification and ratification.
His words, “Enyinnaya Harbour is a member of the party, and a fine gentleman, he has been suspended by the ward executive committee of the APC in Arochukwu for impersonation and other activities aimed at causing disaffection among party members in the state.
“There is no cause for alarm. Abia APC is intact and there is no quarrel in the party fold. We have illicit confidence in the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Executive Committee of our great party, the APC in resolving all issues that arose during the ward congress held across the 184 wards in the state”.