A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Barrister Tex Okechukwu, stated that the so-called Jude Okeke and his cohorts are not officers or financial members of the great party and, therefore, did not have any powers to speak on behalf of the party.
APGA has described as unfortunate; the purported suspension of its revered National Chairman, Ozonkpu Victor Oye with some select national officers of the party by a band of political buccaneers and misfits, who gathered under the guise of NEC of the party, affirming that their leadership is intact.
According to the statement, in accordance with Article 13 of the constitution of APGA 2019, only the national chairman of the party could convene meetings of NWC, NEC and National Convention and no such meeting had been convened.
While stating that the Supreme Court had made it expressly clear that only the National Convention of a political party could remove the National Chairman of a registered political party, that the so-called NEC meeting on AIT was a political hatchet job to create undue tension in the party and misdirect their teeming members, though according to the statement, it was dead on arrival.
The statement further confirmed that the leadership of the party under Ozonkpu Oye is intact and working assiduously to deliver on its governorship primary in Anambra State scheduled for June twenty-third, 2021; urging millions of their supporters to ignore the ranting of the rabble-rousers and go about their businesses without fear of molestation.
It however vowed to bring the full weight of the law to bear on mischief-makers and their sponsors, who are bent on causing disaffection among their members even as it added that the law enforcement agents have been placed on full alert to deal ruthlessly with anybody fomenting trouble in the party as APGA remains a peaceful, law-abiding party where peace, justice and equity prevail.