Offor’s statement has polarized the party, with some expressing opposing view, whereas others are insisting that Ekweremadu should not defect to the party.
The chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Barr. Ben Nwoye, in a reaction said the party was open to all genuine democrats and progressives in the state and the South-East in general.
He hinted that some chieftains of the opposition PDP in the state, such as ex- president of the senate, Chief Ken Nnamani, immediate past Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Eugene Odo, among others, are set to embrace the ruling party.
Nwoye said the APC in Enugu State expected the influx of old and new politicians from the PDP and other political parties into its fold, “because we have worked tirelessly since 2016 to build our structure, as well as convince these politicians to join us for a better Nigerian.
However, following the discordant tune, one of the APC chieftains in Enugu State, Mr. Osita Okechukwu told DAILY POST that, “whereas, I agree with Chief Ben Nwoye that we open our doors to everybody; however as a democrat, I do subscribe to the earlier statement of the chapter of our great party that Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu should remain in the PDP to clear the mess.”
“To be honest, I am happy with the surge of eminent Igbo sons and daughters into our great party, but we cannot because we want new members open our party too wide, we must sieve the wheat from the chaff.
“Luckilyn with President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to revamp federal roads, with N14 billion already released for 2nd Niger Bridge, with plan to Mine Enugu Coal to generate electricity and other critical infrastructure in our region, naturally Ndigbo will embrace Mr. President. Therefore, we do not need my brother Ekweremadu and his excess baggage”, he insisted.