A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ebonyi State, Prof Benard Odoh, has accused the party leadership of not doing enough to resolve the crisis caused by the governorship primary.
But the party’s governorship candidate, Sonni Ogbuoji, faulted Odoh’s position, saying the party leadership had taken enough steps to unite all aggrieved members ahead of 2019 elections.
They spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Saturday, against the backdrop of a suit by Odoh seeking the nullification of the result of the governorship primary which produced Ogbuoji as the party’s candidate.
Odoh said it was worrisome that at a time when other political parties were preparing for 2019, the APC was still enmeshed in crisis.
He said, “We are not doing as much as required to resolve the issues. The absence of shared vision is a key challenge.”
But Ogbuoji, who spoke through the Director of Media and Publicity of his campaign organisation, Mr Ikenna Emewu, said Odoh was the only aggrieved person among seven others who contested the governorship primary with him.
He stated that apart from the steps taken by the party leadership to unite everybody, he reached out to Odoh but he rebuffed his peace move.
He described Odoh’s actions as anti-party, noting that a genuine party man would not engage in acts inimical to party interests.