The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress , Enugu state, Uchenna Nnaji, on Sunday said the campaign funds given to govership candidates would soil the party.
The candidate made this statement while at an emergency stakeholder meeting held at the South-East zonal office of the party.
Uchenna noted that the anticipated campaign funds from the 2023 APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, could destabilize the party as stockholder fight for the Tinubu funds. Instead the money should be withheld till after the elections.
“The current crisis in Enugu APC is all about Tinubu’s Campaign money. The so-called stakeholders are fighting to be in charge and preside over the disbursement of Tinubu’s money.
“We don’t want the campaign money of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu to prosecute the 2023 general election in Enugu State. By the special Grace of God, we will use Enugu APC resources to prosecute the election in 2023 and after the election, the party will refund us. It is Tinubu’s money that is causing the crisis in Enugu APC.
“After this emergency meeting, I will go to Abuja tomorrow (Monday) to tell the national chairman of the party that we don’t want campaign funds. On Tuesday I will meet our presidential candidate, Tinubu and I will tell him the same thing.”
Meanwhile, Nnaji noted that the APC had never been a political party in Enugu State till when Agballah came on board as chairman but “we have awakened and held the promise of a better future for our people”.
He therefore urged ‘Abuja stakeholders’ to come home and join him in the grassroots mobilisation of support for the party so that the party will win the election.
According to him, he, alongside Agballah and his executives has so far travelled across 184 wards and 204 communities across 13 LGs in the state ahead of the election in 2023.