As the supremacy tussle rocking the Delta state All Progressives Congress, (APC), continues, HardReporters has exclusively gathered that, plots to slam a suspension order on the party’s Delta North leader, Hyacinth Enuha, failed following refusal by the party’s State Working Committee, (SWC), members to accept money offered them by the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, O’tega Emerhor.
Bent on suspending Enuha from the party, HardReporters reliably learnt, Emerhor, went further to offer N150, 000 each to the party’s State Working Committee, (SWC), members to endorse the suspension, but refused the offer.
According to a member of the party’s SWC, plans to suspend Enuha climaxed over the weekend but money offered by Emerhor to carry out the signing of the suspension letter was rejected.
“We have all come to discover that Emerhor does not have the interest of the party at heart. Because a stakeholders meeting was held at Enuha’s country last week where members frowned at the attitude of Emerhor hijacking all NDDC contracts, and this did not go do well with Emerhor and he has no option than to orchestrate suspension of Enuha.
“Over weekend, N150, 000 each was offered to us by Emerhor to sign Enuha’s suspension letter but we rejected the offer if not by now Enuha’s suspension would have been announced. Emerhor, had already planned with the party state chairman, Jones Erue and others to slam a suspension order on Enuha but we thank God all plans failed.”
HardReporters could recalled that a fresh crisis had hit the Delta State chapter of APC, following the hijack of 65 Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), contracts meant for execution in the state by the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, O’tega Emerhor and his nominee, Samuel Adjogbe, the commission’s Executive Director (Projects).
APC stakeholders in a meeting convened by a leader of consolidated Delta APC, Hyacinth Enuha, held at his country home at Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government of Delta state, last week Monday, had frowned at the way the contracts were said to have been allotted to the exclusion of the members of his group, and vowed to petition the presidency and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The stakeholders meeting which was strictly by invitation had in attendance, Elvis Ayomanor, Veronica Ogbuagu, DIG Donald Ugbaja (rtd), Dennis Mene, Ossai Abe who represented Chief Great Ogboru, as well as the Special Assistance to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie.
The stakeholders also accused the chairman of Senate committee on NDDC, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and the chairman House of Representatives committee on NDDC, Mr. Nicholas Mutu, of conspiring with the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, O’tega Emerhor and the commission’s Executive Director (Projects), Samuel Adjogbe, in hijacking the 65 projects.
Speaking to our correspondent on the outcome of the meeting, an invited stakeholder who pleaded for anonymity said the stakeholders frown at the way and manner the 65 projects were hijacked, “The commission’s Executive Director (Projects), Samuel Adjogbe has been channeling projects he hijacked through another party leader, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor who then allocated such projects only to APC members loyal to him and the state party chairman, Jones Ode Erue to the detriment of members of our faction headed by our leader, Chief Enuha.”
According to him, Mr. Nwaoboshi and Mr. Mutu on the other hand were busy channeling some of the projects hijacked to only PDP members to execute in spite of NDDC being an APC led federal government agency, adding that “We the stakeholders resolved to write a strong worded petition to the presidency and the EFCC to draw their attention to the corrupt and fraudulent way the EDP and others hijacking contracts. Stakeholders in the party have been sidelined and we are calling for the immediate sack of Adjogbe.”
Another stakeholder, who briefed our correspondent on issues discussed, disclosed that they have resolved to meet with the Petroleum minister, Ibe Kachukwu.
“We resolved to meet with the Petroleum Minister, Dr. Ibe Kackukwu who would led a delegation of the group to meet with the NDDC chairman to express our grievances with the hope of getting results by ensuring that other groups are carried along in the contracts allotted. The meeting also resolved that if the meeting with the NDDC chairman failed to yield the desired results we will take the next step by petitioning the presidency.
“Through the assistance of his boy, Samuel Adjogbe, who is the commission’s Executive Director (Projects), Emerhor has cornered over 70% of NDDC contracts meant for the entire Delta state, proceeds from this contracts, he has used to built a state of the art Hotel, situated at Evwreni, his home town.
“Emerhor is a corrupt politician who has continued to amass wealth at the expense of the party in the state. I can tell you authoritatively that, Emerhor, has over 70% of NDDC contracts in Delta state. His boy who he planted in the commission as Executive Director (Projects), Samuel Adjogbe is the one behind all the hijack of the contracts.” the stakeholder stated.
Another source who confided in HardReporters disclosed that the petition to President Buhari would be routed through Onochie who assured the stakeholders that she has the ear of the President and would ensure that the petition is acted on immediately.
Against this backdrop, Emerhor, it was learnt orchestrated the Hatch Plan By Emerhor, Others To Suspend Enuha Fails .
When contacted on the allegations of hijack of contracts, the APC 2015 governorship candidate in Delta state, O’tega Emerhor, denied any involvement in contract hijacking.
Meanwhile, information before this medium shows that APC Integrity Political Action Committee, (I-PAC), led by Benjamin Ogbalor had Sunday visited Emerhor before visiting Enuha Monday to broker peace between the two party leaders and other aggrieved leaders and members.