Imo Senator Resigns As APC Convention Secretary, Ndoma-Egba Takes Over
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has averted yet another crisis with barely three weeks to the party’s national convention following the resignation of Senator Ben Uwajumogu as Secretary of the national convention organising committee.
Senator Uwajumogu announced his resignation on Saturday citing pressing family obligations.
The party has, however, named Senator Victor Ndom-Egba, Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in place of Senator Uwajumogu, representing Okigwe Senatorial zone in the upper legislative chamber.
Bolaji Abdullahi, APC National Publicity Secretary confirmed the development and said the party’s leadership had since accepted the resignation of Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu.
He dismissed insinuations that Uwajumogu’s resignation had anything to do with the alleged demand by Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha who had threatened to dump the ruling party should his request for a new scribe be turned down.
The governor had been at the receiving end of a political assault launched by a coalition of APC stakeholders in the state, where Uwajumogu and Osita Izunaso, national organizing secretary of the party, play prominent roles.
Senator Uwajumogu who announced his resignation at a press conference on Saturday, said he had to resign his appointment due to pressing family matters. He said the twice-postponed dates of the national convention has now conflicted with equally important family matter.
The senator explained that when he accepted the appointment, he had believed that the Convention would hold on May 14, saying the new date of June 23 would clash with his long-term ambition to attend the graduation of two of his children from universities in England.
Uwajimogu, who is one of APC chieftains in Imo state having a running battle with Governor Okorocha, over the recently conducted congresses, admitted that the governor had spent two weeks in Abuja doing everything possible to get even.
He disclosed that unsubstantiated reports in social media had equally alleged that he was forced to quit the position over financial misappropriation, saying his resignation will clear the air on some of the accusations against him.
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