Group accuses Nwoye of blackmailing A/Committee, CWC
A group which christened itself, concerned Anambra youths of All Progressives Congress, (APC) has accused Comrade Tony Nwoye of a subtle blackmail in the media to keep his illegally acquired the party’s ticket in the forthcoming Anambra gubanitoral
Comrade Nwoye was elected the party’s flag bearer during last primary held in Awka.
The group in a statement signed by Ben Okoye said, “as the APC primary election Appeal Committee begins sitting, to look into allegations of irregularities and imposition of delegates, it is becoming clear that one of the aspirants, Comrade Tony Nwoye, whose declaration as winner of the primary election was greeted with jeers and boos by real party members, has resorted to media propaganda, aimed at tarnishing the credibility of the Appeal Committee and its members.”
According to the statement, “Nwoye in a sponsored article, published in the Nation newspaper edition of September 12, 2017, out rightly accused the Appeal Committee of collusion with the members of the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC), to drop him as the party’s governorship candidate.
“This campaign of calumny against members of the Appeal Committee and NWC is a deliberate mischief, aimed at blackmailing members of the Committee and members of the party’s NWC. It is an attempt to stampede the Committee into a miscarriage of justice.” It further stated.
“It is the constitutional right of every citizen to explore legal and legitimate means to seek redress against perceived wrongful acts. Senator Andy Uba, rather than resort to anarchy and chaos, chose legal and legitimate avenues to seek redress against a perceived wrong.
“It is the duty of an Appeal Committee, properly and legitimately constituted, according to the constitution of the party, to review the case in question and pronounce a verdict, guided by Law and justice.” It stressed.
Comrade Nwoye, the group noted had told newsmen after appearing before the Committee, that he had “confidence in whatever report the Committee would come up with adding it was ironical for him to have suddenly began to malign members of the Appeal Committee and respected members of the party’s NWC.
“What reason is behind this sudden desperation? Why is he preempting the report of the Committee? Why is he openly passing a no confidence vote on a Committee that had just begun sitting? What is Tony Nwoye afraid of?” The concerned APC youths quipped.
“Since he has expressed confidence in the Committee, why the sudden volte face? He should remain calm and trust the ability of his own party to do what is right, rather than resorting to discrediting highly placed members of his the party and its conflict resolution mechanism.”
Nwoye was also alleged to have boasted that, “if he is dropped by APC, it will pave the way for Governor Willie Obiano’s automatic re- election.”
This assertion according to the group, “does not represent the truth and is merely a childish sentiment. In the bid to remove Governor Obiano from office, APC will not endorse any candidate who emerges through a fraudulent process.”
It subsequently advised him to allow the Appeal Committee to perform its duties and desist from doing or saying things that would discredit the integrity of the party and cast aspersions on the efficiency and capability of the Appeal Committee.