The crisis in Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may soon come to an end as the party on Wednesday announced its decision to reconsider the suspension of 21 of its members.
Dr. Ben Nwoye, the re-elected state chairman of the party, dropped this hint, shortly after swearing in members of the state and local government executives of the party at the APC state secretariat in Enugu.
Among the 21 party members suspended in June last year, were the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, the former Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude, Women Leader, Lolo Queen Nwankwo and Valentine Nnaedozie.
They were suspended for alleged gross misconduct including making false allegation against the state chairman in a petition to the office of Secretary to Federal Government.
Nwoye, who was inaugurated alongside other state chairmen in Abuja on Monday, said the party would reconsider their suspension in the spirit of true reconciliation.
He said as a Christian, he has forgiven all those who fought against him and the party, and had talked to other party leaders and they agreed to make concessions with regards to the national convention delegate list, for peace to reign in the party.
Nwoye who was earlier received by hundreds Enugu APC faithful at Akanu Ibiam Airport Enugu, said although police was investigating the factional chairman, Okey Ogbodo for forgery, to explain how he inserted his name into APC register, they were ready to formally receive him into the party.
“We know he came to scatter APC. We also know there is no space for him in PDP. We have resolved to receive him publicly. I spoke with people in Enugu South. They were ready to concede slots to him” Nwoye said.
On the reception accorded him by APC faithful at the airport, he said it shows that they were ready to take over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State.
He said those who turned out at the airport from the 260 wards in Enugu state to receive him were not there to show support for him alone, but to support democracy.
Nwoye assured that unlike 2015 when Buhari scored three percent in the entire South-East and 14,000 votes in Enugu State, Buhari would record a resounding victory in Enugu State and South-East in general.