WE NEVER USED THE NAME ‘HON ELEMCHUKWU OGBOWU’
The attention of the Rivers State Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been drawn to reactions in the media credited to Hon. Elemchukwu Ogbowu who served as a one- time member of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Hon. Ogbowu, in his reaction is quoted as saying that his name was included among members of the Statutory members who set aside the sole administratorship model that Hon. Igo Aguma who obtained leadership through a legal tussle was bent on hoisting on the Rivers State APC.
We understand Hon. Ogbowu’s concern, particularly, if he was not one of those who acted to save the Rivers APC from the reign of persons who are members of the APC in the morning and PDP at night.
We however think that there are established channels of communication within the party that Hon. Elemchukwu Ogbowu could have exploited before rushing to press. If Ogbowu had done so without demonstrating a penchant for sensationalism, he would have come face-to-face with the bare facts.
First, we wish to categorically state that at no time did we advertently use the name of Hon. Ogbowu in our address to the media on Monday the 22nd of June, 2020.
Rather, the name of Elemchukwu James who was equally a lawmaker in his time copiously reflected on the list that was presented to the media during the press briefing held on that day.
Ogbowu ought to know that those who constitute the Caretaker Committee are men and women of integrity who have no desire whatsoever to play politics with the future aspirations of party members and the faith that they are placing on reconciliatory moves at this time.
We are satisfied with the conciliatory steps that Hon. Sokonte Davies, Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, has initiated to bring differing leaders of the party to the roundtable.
Once again, we reiterate that Elemchukwu James was the one who participated in the meeting which removed Hon. Igo Aguma from office.
It is our expectation that the clarification put forward by the Caretaker Committee would end the spiral of insinuations and misconceptions arising from the reaction of Hon. Elemchukwu Ogbowu.
Let us add that the task before the Caretaker Committee is essentially that of peace building and we shall not be detracted from pursuing this noble cause that we believe holds a ray of hope for the APC in Rivers State.
Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke
APC Ag. State Publicity Secretary