Anambra APC fires publicity secretary over congratulatory message to Soludo

Anambra APC fires publicity secretary over congratulatory message to Soludo
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Okelo Madukaife, Publicity Secretary of the Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has been fired by the party.

The state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike announced this at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra capital on Sunday.

He said Madukaife who has been under suspension since June appeared on national television to congratulate Prof Chukwuma Soludo, the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate at the just concluded governorship election.

Ejidike said, “Okelo was suspended in June this year. We were surprised that he has continued to parade himself as the publicity secretary of the party. That ought not to be.

“But we are aware that since June, he has been raining abuses on our party.

“Okelo was suspended since June following his involvement in anti-party activities. He has been replaced by assistant publicity secretary, Nonso Chinwuba. Okelo does not belong to the party.”

The PUNCH reports that Ejike described the election as fraud, and added that the party was studying the situation with a view to approaching the court about the outcome of the poll.

But Madukaife when contacted on the telephone, said he remained the state’s publicity secretary.

He said, “As I’m talking with you, I’m still doing my work very effectively, discharging my duties as the publicity secretary of the party in the state. So, I don’t know what you are talking about.

“Maybe I should see everything he said so that I reply once because our party cannot be sold to anybody. Our position that there were no governorship primaries in Anambra as stated by our chapter remains firm, fixed and unshakable. It’s the truth registered in the minds of all members of APC in the state.

“But I need to see what exactly Ejidike is saying before I can make one word. Ejidike is on his own. The whole chapter has discovered that he is a sellout who collected a lot of money to sell our primaries out. I don’t want to miss one word in what I’m replying, that’s why I said I would want to see what exactly he said because we have been managing him for the sake of our own image."

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