The All Progressives Congress, APC, Enugu State Chapter, on Friday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw the renomination of Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama as a minister.
DAILY POST reports that Onyeama was one of the few cabinet members renominated by Buhari, a development that has now stirred fresh controversy among members of the party in his State, Enugu.
Arising from a meeting of the State Executive Committee, SEC, of the party, the members said the President should withdraw the nomination in the interest of the country.
Chairman of the party in the State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who briefed journalists after the SEC meeting, said the decision was taken considering the antecedents and performance of the former minister.
He alleged that “Mr. Onyeama is known for sponsoring election violence in Enugu State; we recall what he did during the party’s congress, where he went ahead to conduct parallel congresses from the ward to the state level in contravention with extant laws of the party.
Recall also that on the course of the governorship primary election, the Enugu APC chose indirect or delegate primary election, but while the election was on, the former minister stormed the place and the disorganized the entire exercise, many were injured, tear-gassed and violently beaten.
“These are reasons SEC looked at, and we are also calling on the US to consider him as one of those to be banned, because he has several times involved himself in sponsorship of electoral violence, these things are on tape.”