As Sapele DPO Settle the aggrieved members.
Members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Sapele local government Area of Delta State in their bid to ensure the party remain the strongest and most reliable in line with their slogan “Change” have dissolved their executive officers while putting in place interim officers pending when they will hold their congress for a new election.
The Chairman of APC Sapele ward 8, Comrade Eyitemi Magistrate while passing a vote of no confidence on the former exco, immediately moved a motion for the dissolution of the Chief Onisuru Lucky Esidje led Excos which was unanimously adopted by other members of the party which said the idea has become imperative because the leaders and the former Exco have disappointed them, a trend if not reverted, the party will never win election in the local government or state under their control.
Those sworn-in as the interim leaders are Mr. Robinson Ukavwe (Chairman) Rev. Abel Ikogho (Deputy Chairman), Mr. Clever Ariemurugba (Treasurer), Mr. Patrick Akamovba (Youth Leader) Mrs. Happy Enaghinor (Women leader), Mr. Robert Abinidje (Financial Secretary), Mr. Goodluck Onojeruo (Organising Secretary) Mr. Akpede A. Akpodovban (Publicity Secretary) Oyawiri, the effort (Secretary), Barr. Jonathan Nuburagho (Legal Adviser), Odivwe (Member) and Mr. Samson Shifts (Member).
Responding to the appointment, the chairman Hon. Robinson Ukavwe, Commended the leaders of the party in the area for the confidence repose on them to serve, assuring that together with his team which comprises men and women of integrity, they will put a stop to all the abnormalities and errors of their past leaders in the area which before now has dragged them backward from winning previous elections.
Prince John Jarikre, a very strong member of APC in Sapele including Prince Charles Ikpama the leader of Operation Rescue, Delta APC team in Delta State charged the new interim executive officers of the party to live above board by taken the people to a greater height enjoining them to be very strong and focused in the Onerous task ahead of them
and never to be distracted.
Prince Ikpama told the new officers that as leaders it is not a tea party affair but a mission of Rescue which involved bravery and recognition by all standard advising them to do all it takes to wrestle the party from the Shackles of bad leaders and oppression of the ruling party in the state, assuring that others will give them the needed support to succeed warning that they should never compromise by any standard so that by tomorrow posterity will speak for them.
Other Chieftains of the party in Sapele local government area Mr.Lucky Osawota and Hon. Elvis Ayomanor said with the inauguration of the interim executive officers, a new dawn has come to Sapele, since they now stand the chance of winning all elections in the area with the shortest time.
The duo said this exco are people with integrity who are the kind of persons their National Leader Gen Buhari wanted for the country, explaining that they do not need leaders who are ready to trade with the party where they make their money to the detriments of other
members pledging that they must win election to empower their members including the people of Sapele whom they appeal to join the ford of APC.
During the meeting which attracted large turnout of people from the entire wards, 100 persons defected from PDP ward 10 to APC led by their leader Mr. Encoma Okonokio who said they decided to move from the ruling party in Delta State having seen the light shining in APC which has the new order of “CHANGE” from corruption and other vices, assuring that they will do all it takes in assisting to move the party forward.
Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Officer of Sapele Police Station has brokered a truce amongst the Chief Esidje Onisuru Lucky led Exco, the leaders of APC in the area including the executive officers of the interims body presently put in place (He) DPO advising Chief Esidje who is still laying claims to the chairmanship seat to call a meeting within 21 days for members to harmonize by becoming one united and formidable front.
Hon. Elvis Ayemanor, the chairmanship candidate of the past local government election, who was invited alongside other members of the party to the station for questioning, said it was one Esidje who told the police that they were holding illegal meetings along no. 60 Oleh road Sapele and during the meeting they explained to the DPO that their gathering was very legal in line with the constitution of their party.
Hon. Ayemanor added that after listening to the claims of both parties, the DPO in his wisdom advised Chief Esidje who is still laying claims to the chairmanship seat despite the no confidence vote placed on him to call a meeting within 21 days where he should
harmonize all members together.
He added that while the meeting lasted, the DPO told Esidje who was also alleged to have refused to called meeting for over a year now, never to fail to settle their differences within the ultimatum given to him or else he should never parade himself as the Chairman of Sapele APC rather the interim body whose activities has been temporarily halted would assume full control immediately, stressing that during their meetings the police must be with them to fore-shall any possible breakdown of law and order .
The Chief Esidje led exco had earlier reported to the police when the meeting of the Mr. Ukavwe led exco was going on along Oleh road Sapele, immediately, the police led their men to the venue where they invited Hon. Elvis Ayemanor and few other members to the station, but was resisted by the large turnout of party faithful, but the DCO who
led his men to the venue, had to appeal to them to report to the station after the meeting, having sensed danger, should he force Elvis out of the meeting.
At the station, a truce could not be reached on the first day since Dr. Cyril Ogodo one of those who made the arrest was not on ground, as the meeting was later shifted to another date which now ended with the DPO calling on the formal Exco leader to arrange for a new meeting within the said 21days.
Members of APC in Sapele came to the conclusion that they could no longer cope with their leader Chief Esidje whom they alleged has been very docile and too weak to be a leader of a great party such as theirs, if they must win elections, to reverse the ugly trends of always loosing elections in addition to the cases of financial impropriety nepotism favouritism etc, leveled against one of their leaders Dr. Cyril Ogodo which they said gave Esidje the leverage to act and as well do the buildings of his sponsors to the determents of
the generality of the party like a family business.
The entire residents of Sapele which learnt of the changes of leadership in Sapele APC, received the development with the widest jubilation as those who responded to online media report owned by one Sapele Tafia said the idea will lead to rapid change in the area,
while calling on all the members to work together with one mind so that they can wrestle power from PDP in subsequent elections.
Other leaders of the party in the area are Chief Ede Dafinone, Chief Eferakeys Adego, Chief Felix Anirah, Mr. Lucky Osawota, Hon. Evis Ayomanor a onetime chairman candidate in the area, Comrade Peter Oromani, Dr. Cyril Abeye Ogodo etc…