Delta APC Leaders, Stakeholders Bar State Chairman from Inaugurating LGAs/Wards Caretaker Committees
Leaders and Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the three Senatorial Districts in Delta State, have issued stern warning to the State Caretaker Committee Chairman, Prophet Jones Erue, to steer clear of the planned inauguration of Wards/LGAs Caretaker Committees, as it is the constitutional function of Senatorial Chairmen.
The party leaders and stakeholders pointedly accused the State Chairman of fanning the ember of disunity in the party, across the state, particularly in Delta North.
In a legal notice served to Prophet Jones Erue and Delta North Caretaker Committee Chairman, Chief George Okafor, respectively by I.M Okobia and Associates, (Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court), Delta North leaders stated that with regards to due process, Chief George Okafor is the person whose is lawfully empowered to perform the inauguration of LGAs/Wards Caretaker Committees under his jurisdiction in Delta North. The same applies accordingly in the other Senatorial Districts,
The notice served to Prophet Jones Erue and the APC state Secretariat, by I.M Okobia and Associate read in part: “On our strict instruction, we hereby warn you to stay clear of the inauguration in Delta North as our clients are willing to resist and reject you or any other person who intends to perform the inauguration that is not Chief George Okafor the lawful person to do so.
” Our client has informed us that your actions and disregard to party’s guidelines and due process has brought a lot of disunity in APC Delta North and henceforth has decided to stand against such insensitivity and rude disregard to party guidelines and due process.”
In same vein, I.M Okobia and Associate, also served a notice to Chief Gorge Okafor, which read this: “We are informed that it is your lawful duty to perform the inauguration in Delta North. However, the information made available to us is that you are about to rather go to Delta Central to perform the inauguration.
“We put it to you that that move is unlawful and will at the end of the day turn out to be a nullity. We hereby instruct you to withing three days of the receipt of this letter, attend to your lawful duty and perform the inauguration in Delta North.”
In statement made available to Mainstreamreports, Delta North leaders and stakeholders warned Prophet Jones Erue not to step his foot in Delta North, especially in Ibusa, Oshimili North LGA, where the party will receive defectors from the PDP on Sunday.
“it is the duty of the senatorial chairman from the district along with party leaders and members from the local government area to receive such defectors.
The stakeholders reiterated that Prophet Jones leadership of Delta APC has instigated so much animosity, divisions and acrimony in the party, while calling on the national leadership of APC to take decisive action against the State Chairman.
“Prophet Jones Erue will be made to face his worst embarrassment, especially in Delta North, should he neglect their warning”, the leaders averred.