Breaking: The APC fires its public relations director for applauding Soludo.
Written by Ossy on November 16, 2021
Mr. Okelo Madukaife, the publicity secretary of the Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been fired for alleged anti-party actions, including congratulating the winner of the recently concluded gubernatorial election, Professor Charles Soludo.
Mr. Basil Ejidike, the party’s state chairman, revealed this at a news conference in Awka. He said that Okelo was suspended in June of this year and hence has no motive to pose as an APC official.
He noted that once a tribunal judged him guilty, Okelo did not appeal his suspension.
“Kelo was suspended in June of this year,” Ejidike explained. Someone who had been suspended from the party went on the media, purporting to speak on behalf of the party, and we are upset. “We believe that such a scenario should not be tolerated.” If you are not a member of the party, you are not a member of it. You cannot be a member of the party and speak on its behalf.
“Since June 2021, Okelo has been raining obscenities on the APC and its leadership, and to set the record right, he has not attended party meetings or events.”
On behalf of the APC, I would want to emphasize that the utterances attributed to the suspended publicity secretary, Mr. Okelo Madukaife, did not represent the APC’s position in Anambra State.
“We wish to declare unequivocally that we have not congratulated anyone in relation to the Anambra Governorship election since the party is currently investigating the matter with a view to going the court to dispute the result.”
Recalling that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and the Director-General of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Chief George Moghalu, both APC chieftains in the state, had previously congratulated Soludo, Ejidike stated that they did so as people, not as officials.
When reached by phone, Madukaife stated that he was still the state’s press secretary.
“I am still performing my work quite efficiently,” he remarked, referring to his duties as the state party’s press secretary.
“Our party will not be sold to anyone.” Our chapter’s view that there were no governorship primaries in Anambra remains solid, permanent, and unshakeable. It is the fact that has been registered in the minds of all APC members in the state: “Ejidike is on his own. The entire chapter has found that he is a swindler; we have been controlling him for the sake of our own image.”