Crisis is about engulfing the Abia State chapter of the Accord Party as the local government and ward leaders of the party threaten mass exit from the party over what they described as the “national leadership’s blind eye and deaf ear to their complaints.”
Addressing newsmen after their meeting in Umuahia, the state capital, the local government and ward leaders of the party hinged their anger on what they termed ‘deliberate refusal’ of the national leadership of the party to address their petitions against Emeka Ogbonna Uma, the state chairman of the party, who they accuse of collecting money and working against the interest of the party during the last election, and does not also have the capacity to grow the party in the state.
The party leaders were particularly miffed that despite their petition to the national chairman of the party almost a month ago, he chose to ‘turn a blind eye and a deaf ear’ to their complaints and demands.
A document sighted by our reporter shows a communique dated 11th May, 2023 and signed by 14 out of the 17 local government chapter chairmen, including the chairman of Ohafia LGA chapter of the party (the home local government of the embattled chairman), where they passed a vote of no confidence in the said Emeka Ognonnaya Uma and demanded his immediate removal.
Another document presented to the reporter shows a notice of suspension from the party issued to the same Emeka Ognonnaya Uma by his Ania Ward of Ohafia LGA.
The party leaders further gave the national leadership of the party a 7-day ultimatum to address their complaints, failing which they will dump the party and join another party with all their members in the 17 local government areas and 182 wards of the state since it was becoming obvious that the national leadership of the party did not want the growth and progress of the party in Abia State.