The Enugu State Caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC) has unanimously endorsed the suspension of 20 members of the party by the State Executive Committee for alleged misconduct and anti-party activities.
Among those suspended were the Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude, the Women Leader, Lolo Queen Nwankwo and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku.
Briefing journalists after a meeting of the caucus on Friday night, Group Captain Joe Orji (rtd.), the Chairman of Reconciliation Committee, said the caucus condemned in strong terms the invasion of the party office by the State Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude and his group on Monday, July 3, 2017.
According to Orji, the caucus recognized that Dr Ben Nwoye remains the State Chairman of the party.
He said the State Caucus endorsed the suspension of the State Deputy Chairman and all others involved in the invasion of the State party office on July 3, 2017.
He said the caucus directed that the State Deputy Chairman and other suspended party members involved should be invited to the next meeting of the caucus.
Throwing more light on the outcome of the caucus meeting, Orji warned that the party would not condone any act of misconduct from any member.
He said APC promised “change” in the country and it must start with party members.
Orji however ruled out the expulsion of any party member, saying the APC works with constitution and in accordance with its constitution, the State cannot expel.
He maintained that only the National Convention could ratify the expulsion of any party member.
Other party leaders at the caucus meeting included the National Vice Chairman, South-East, Emma Eneukwu, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Jim Nwobodo, Ambassador Chris Eze, Eugene Odo, Chidi Ekwe, Mathias Ome, Gabriel Onoh, Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, Baywood Ibe and Okechukwu Ezea.