By Shedrack Onitsha,
The leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State, has applauded the party National Working Committee NWC for replacing the state Chairman of the Ward and Local Government Congress Committee, Alhaji Sani Dododo for unilaterally announcing the ward congress result.
A chieftain of the party in the state, AVM Frank Ajobena (rtd), and a former Abia State military administrator, Chief Hyacinth Enuha, leader of APC Delta North and Dr. Cairo Ojougbo, an APC governorship aspirant speaking separately on telephone chat, commended the NWC for their decisive decision.
Recall that Dododo announced the results of the 270 wards of the 25 local government areas of the state at the Party’s State Secretariat in Asaba, on Monday, without the inputs of other 5 committee members and recourse to the party guideline for the conduct of the congress.
According to the information ADVOCATE gathered Dododo was axed for failing to act according to the stipulated party guideline thereby compromising the entire, leading to crises in the party in Delta state.
The source added that in order to arrest the drift, the NWC promptly sacked Dododo and replaced him with Hon. Emmanuel Chindah, who is now charged with the conduct of the Local Government Congress billed for Saturday, with other committee members.
Plot by external forces to infiltrate the party has been foiled –Chief Enuha
Reacting to the development a chieftain of the party in Delta state, Chief Engr. Hyacinth Enuha said the prompt removal of the Chairman, Alhaji Sani Dododo by the National working Committee of the party was the best step in the right direction.
The foremost leader of the party in Delta North stressed that the action of the sacked Chairman who unilaterally announced the ward results without recourse to what really transpired in the fields was a deliberate call for crisis within the party and a gross violation of the congress guidelines.
He maintained that the guidelines as released by the NWC has no ambiguity, wondering the reason behind such violation by covertly going solo to announce the purported results outside the knowledge of other members of his team.
He said, “What Alhaji Dododo did is a deliberate call for crisis within our great party but those of us who had laboured so hard to hold the party together will not allow another or any form of crisis at a time like this. The people have spoken at their various wards and their wishes must be respected”.
He argued that having lost the confidence of all the critical stakeholders within the party, it would have been suicidal for Alhaji Dododo to remain and oversee the LGA congresses coming up on Saturday.
While charging all the interests within the party to work towards a hitch free congress, he gave the assurances that the leaders of the party will give all the necessary support to the newly appointed Delta state Congress chairman to enable him and his team to conduct free, fair and credible congresses on Saturday.
Dododo removal is a wise decision -Ajobena
On his part AVM Frank Ajobena (rtd) noted that the issue is simple, adding that; “from all indication, the chairman was highly compromised, it’s as simple as that; he cannot be part of a committee and be working separately from other members of the committee.
“He was hijacked by the Delta State APC chairman who already had declared his position by aligning with renegade group in the state, and that is my view of what has happened.
“As far as we are concerned, these people have been working behind the scene, compiling list and using unorthodox channels to create confusion in the state.
“We are commending the NWC for taking a decisive action and as stakeholders we are willing to work with the new chairman.
It is a wise decision and we believe that is the only way to sanitize the system in the state.
The party will emerge from this fight stronger -Ojougbo
Speaking also, Dr. Cairo Ojougbo, an APC governorship aspirant stated that good thing about Dododo removal is that the APC is growing in Delta and the fight is an internal fight among brothers and sisters, stressing that the party will emerge from this fight stronger.
According to Ojougbo; “the good thing is that the APC is a party of rule of law, the law has been applied judiciously, everybody must now come together and corporate with the new chairman, so that the Saturday LGA congress would go smoothly and that APC as a party of progressives, everybody with ambition should pursue their ambition without fear or favour and legitimately.
“Nobody should be engaged in trying to bribe or hijack congress officials, so that this party can grow the way it is growing in lips and bounds,” he added.