By John Emmanuel
Following the removal of the Chairman of the Enugu State All Progressives Congress, Ben Nwoye by 42 members of his state executive committee.
It was gathered that the former chairman has resorted to bribing some of the 42 members presently in support of the new chairman Prince Gilbert Chikwado Chukwunta to recant their support for the new acting chairman and say that it was initially done under duress.
Nwoye has allegedly dangled as much as 250,000 for anybody willing to leave the ranks of Prince Nnaji.
Some of the members who he has made such offers to told our reporter that the man is desperate.
A source who is a high profiled officer of the party told our correspondent that Nwoye had been calling all of them offering them a sweetened deal of 250,000 cash to denounce Prince Nnaji.
One said: ” I was in church when i received a call from an unknown number, when i picked i recognized Nwoye’s voice and he then asked me to betray my conscience, something i told him i would not do before going to promise me the sum of 250,000 if i pulled out, at that point i switched of my phone and wondered at the level of desperation.”
The source also alleged that other members of the 42 had also received calls from the former chairman.
It has also been gathered that his source of money is from a particular PDP SouthEast governor who it is alleged is in alliance with Nwoye to destroy the chances of the APC from putting up a good fight in the forthcoming general elections come 2023.
The governor who is in dalliance with Nwoye is worried that with the teaming up of the likes of Senator Ken Nnamani, former Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime , Eugene Odo former speaker and a number of other household names in Enugu politics, PDP’S 24 years hold on Enugu may become history.
This SouthEast governor was said to have financed the move with 20 million naira.