Geoffrey Onyeama. Photo: Twitter

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter, has dismissed recent calls for the sacking of Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.

The party said those calling for it are political fugitives with deformed minds.

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The factional chairman of the APC, Adolphus Ude, said these on Tuesday in Abuja during a press briefing.

Ude said, APC in Enugu state neither took such decision nor asked the suspended state Chairman, Ben Nwoye and other stalwarts of the party to address press conference on its behalf to call for the sack of Onyeama due to abysmal performance in office.

“Hence, we make bold to say that Enugu APC is proud of the foreign affairs minister and his legacies which we hope will be immortalised in the anal of Nigerian history,” he said.

He added, “For the records, in 2015 the image of Nigeria internationally was in a deplorable state with very high records of institutionalized corruption and impunity. The foreign affairs minister took conscious steps to change that perception and within a very short period he restored the country to its pride of place among the comity of nations.”

In a similar vein, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to India Maj.Gen. Chris Eze (rtd) urged President Mohammadu Buhari to dismiss call for sack of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, adding that the suspended state chairman Ben Nwoye has no locus standi to call for the sack of the minister in the name of APC.

Ambassador Eze, however, disowned Nwoye’s statement on behalf of the Enugu state chapter of the APC, saying the suspended state chairman spoke for himself not the party.