The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress in Imo State deepened on Tuesday with the resignation of its publicity secretary, Jones Onwuasoanya, who tendered his letter of resignation to the State Working Committee, accusing the ruling party of being a “cult”.
Mr. Onwuasoanya, in the letter said he is leaving because of the impunity, injustice and sharp practices in APC.
He frowned at the handpicking people as candidates by the party, instead of recognising primaries that produced aspirants as candidates.
Mr. Onwuasoanya accused the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of refusing to openly refute the allegation of collecting over N20bn during the just concluded primaries of the party.
The letter read, “After a careful and sober review of events within our political party, especially, in the last two months, I have come to the conscientious conclusion that our party, which before now was touted as the beacon of integrity, democracy, and fairness, has dangerously veered off from its own Constitution, Philosophies and Ideological inspirations.”
“Our Party has ceased to, in my own considered opinion, be a political Party, but a cult, where some well-positioned members have formed themselves into a cabal of capons, with a dangerous end in mind for our dear country and its fledgling democracy.”
The APC is yet to respond to Onwuasoanya’s resignation as at the time of filing this report.