The South East APC Young Progressives Forum has rejected the appointment of Honourable Okwudili Ezenwankwo (Ewepudike) by the Speaker of House of representatives, Rt Hon Tajudeen Abbas as his Special Assistant on political matters South East.
Addressing newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital, National Convener of the Group, Pascal Candle, noted that the appointee worked vigorously against the election of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu, APC and its candidates in the just concluded general elections and deserved not the position.
He said, “While we acknowledge that the Rt Hon. Tajudeen Abbas reserves the right and prerogative to appoint his legislative aides as he so desires, we are however constrained to draw the attention of the Speaker to the fact that the said Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo (Ewepudike) is not a member of the APC in Anambra State or anywhere for that matter.
“Chief Okwudili Nwankwo from Anambra State is a member of the opposition Party in the state PDP. This appointment as SA to Rt Hon Tajudeen Abbas is most unacceptable to us.
“It is a great disservice to our great party men and women who staked their integrity and name for this party. It is not possible to work with people who do not believe in our renewed Hope agenda. It is not about appointments as it were; it is about the Renewed Hope agenda and President Tinubu’s agenda.
“The brazen disregard and marginalization of core APC members in the South East and Anambra State will cause the party to continue performing badly in the zone and State, even as we call on the speaker to look in the direction of APC faithful in the zone for the interest of the party as we approach the 2025 Governorship Election in Anambra State and 2027 general election.
“We cannot continue to empower our Opponents at the detriment of core Party men and women.
“The practice of rewarding opponents of the APC in Anambra State should be stopped. We can no longer stand by and watch opponents of the APC get appointments from the APC-led Federal Government as it is tantamount to strengthening your opponent. This practice, if left unchecked, will spell a death knell on the APC in Anambra State.
“We therefore appeal to the Speaker to rescind the appointment.
“There are enough competent individuals, who are proud and loyal members of the APC in Anambra State to select from. It is time to help the APC in Anambra regain its footing. We will continue to provide every support to the APC political office holders at the national level as they discharge their duties of making our dear country prosperous and productive and one that meets the yearnings of the people,” the group said.