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Secretaries and other stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the political wards of Ikeduru local government area, have vehemently, condemned the alleged imposition of chairmanship and councillorship candidates on the party for the forthcoming Imo State local government elections.

Secretaries and other stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the political wards of Ikeduru local government area, have vehemently, condemned the alleged imposition of chairmanship and councillorship candidates on the party for the forthcoming Imo State local government elections.


Speaking to news men in Owerri, the aggrieved Ikeduru APC ward secretaries, disclosed that a top notcher of Ikeduru wing of the APC and leader of Owerri Zone Political Leaders Forum (OZOPOLF), Chief Charles Iwuamadi (Chavon) allegedly acting like a demigod, unilaterally invited only a few members of the party to the exclusion of other aspirants, his own Personal Assistant, Mr. Chuks Metu as APC local government chairmanship candidate for Ikeduru.
Describing the exercise as a kangaroo election that was devoid of tenets of democratic practice, the ward secretaries who spoke through their coordinator, Pascal Amaeshi (secretary for Amaimo ward), hinted the that selection of Mr. Chuks Metu as APC candidate took place at the comfort of the private sitting room of his master, Chief Charles Iwuamadi.
"It is funny and embarrassing that Charles Iwuamadi, decided to hijack Ikeduru APC to the extent of unilaterally dictating who bears the party's flag for the local government chairmanship election, as well as, those that would run as councillorship candidates. We should not forget so soon that it was this kind of kangaroo arrangement, overbearing attitude and self-centeredness that destroyed some other political parties. Since the APC is a political party known for positive change, why must one man, Charles Iwuamadi be allowed to continue to project his selfish interests, even after hijacking the position of local government transition committee chairman, which he gave to one of his aides, other political appointments and all government contracts coming to Ikeduru?" The aggrieved Ikeduru APC stakeholders, queried.
They further disclosed that Charles Iwuamadi (Chavon) conducted the alleged selection of chairmanship and councillorship candidates to the exclusion of the party's LGA executives and major stakeholders from Ikeduru West.
"Charles Iwuamadi who hails from Eziama in Ikeduru East brought into his village house only 15 APC stakeholders from Ikeduru East and, at the end of the meeting in his residence, all we heard was that his Personal Assistant and kinsman, Chuks Metu had emerged as chairmanship candidate for the APC. It is the same Charles Iwuamadi, that is withholding the official car meant for the acting chairman of Ikeduru APC, Mr. Basil Ezuruonye and has even concluded plans to replace him with another of his aide. All these are the things that could destroy a political party. This is why the leader of the party in Imo State, Governor Okorocha and other stakeholders should act fast to save APC.

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