The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has raised the alarm over what it described as the politically motivated kidnap of the Chairman of the party in South-East, Chief Chudi Nwike.
This was even as the party inaugurated new executive members in Ebonyi State. The National Chairman of ACN, Chief Bisi Akande represented by the National Welfare Officer of the party, Chief Uche Onyeaguocha said ACN was not happy that a group of detractors had gone to the extent of kidnapping members of the party.
He said the party had already commenced grassroots mobilization in Ebonyi State with the hope of winning the 2015 elections. Onyeaguocha said Ebonyi State was yawning for change which ACN was poised to effect and deliver.
He said the calibre of personnel he saw in Ebonyi gave him confidence that the state would become an ACN-controlled state by the next general elections and charged the elected executive not to disappoint the people. Onyeaguocha alleged that it was the ACN rivals that kidnapped Nwike, and called for his immediate release.
The national welfare officer said ACN had positioned itself to win the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November, adding that the party was transiting from a leading opposition party to a ruling political party, “and that is why we tend to form the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
Responding on behalf of the state working committee, Dr. Sylvester Nwambe promised to unite the members of the party as well as run an open door policy to accommodate strayed and new members.