Written by David Ugbabe
National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Ikechukwu Chinyere has stated that the officials of the party which includes a factional Chairman of the of the party, Victor Oye and six other members of the party were sacked and suspended respectively due to what he described as anti-party activities and gross misconduct.
The party thereafter appointed Chief Jude Okeke, as acting National Chairman. Nwankpo while briefing journalists after the party’s 114th NEC meeting in Abuja, listed other suspended members to include Chinedu Obidigwe, Hamman Ghide, Sylvester Ezeokenwa, Adamu Musa, Chief Okogbuo and Ifeanyi Mbaeri. He added that the alleged misconduct was capable of bringing the party’s image to disrepute, among others.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the sacked Victor Oye said he remained the national chairman of the party, and directed members of the party to disregard the announcement, saying his purported sack is laughable and inconsequential. He said, “It has become a tradition in the party that at each electioneering period, some people would want to foment trouble to cause confusion for personal interests.
“It’s what we see in every primary election. So, no shaking. If this were in the civilized country, these people would have been arrested and jailed.”
He argued that there was a procedure that you have to give INEC a notice to be able to convene a National Working Committee, hence his “purported removal is laughable and balderdash.” He added that ,“These people do not exist and I am surprised that people are giving it publicity. What they did is media sack. Those people do not exist and they should be dealt with.”