Thursday, 22 October 2015

ONYEAMA’S MINISTERIAL NOMINATION TEARS ENUGU APC APART

Geoffery Onyeama
Yes, much to the consternation and chagrin of all the members of the Enugu State Chapter of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), a political neophyte and non-member of the political party who is a scion of the popular Onyeama family in Enugu, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, was nominated as the candidate for Enugu State in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Political observers in Enugu have confirmed that this recent development has torn the state chapter of the party apart.

The best-selling and most sought after online business and political news and articles publishers, Tectono Business Review, gathered that the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, from Borno State, single-handedly chose Mr. Onyeama, who was his classmate in the university, to represent Enugu State. This really shocked members of the APC in the state, who had thought that a prominent party member would be picked to represent them.

Yes, sequel to Mr. Onyeama’s nomination, many party bigwigs in the state shunned a meeting of the State Executive Council and stakeholders last weekend, in protest of the fact that Mr. Onyeama wasn’t a member of the party.

We learnt that the National Vice Chairman, South-East, Hon. Emma Eneukwu; 2015 elections gubernatorial candidate, Barrister Okey Ezea; his Deputy, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku; Mr. Osita Okechukwu; Chief Barrister Onyemuche Nnamani and Brigadier Gen. Joseph Okoloagu (rtd).

The meeting was only attended by state, local government and ward executives but the nomination of Mr. Onyeama, was not discussed and a motion to condemn a newspaper publication against his choice as Minister was unanimously rejected.