APGA NEC Nullifies Purported Disqualification of Akachukwu, Ozoka, Umeoji, Smart & Odera

Jun 15, 2021 - 19:16
Jun 15, 2021 - 19:17
APGA NEC Nullifies Purported Disqualification of Akachukwu, Ozoka, Umeoji, Smart & Odera

...Fixes July 1st for Guber Primary, Cancels Oye/Njoku 23rd/25th June Primary

By Izunna Okafor and Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA has sacked the two factional Chairmen of the Party and appointed a new Ag. National Chairman Chief Jude Okeke.

Briefing newsmen after rising from its 114th NEC meeting in the Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary of the Party said six other members of the Party were also sacked including Chinedu Obidigwe, Barr. Hamman Buba Ghide, Barr. Sylvester Ezeokenwa, Adamu Danjuma Musa, Chief Uchenna Okogbuo, Barr. Ifeanyi Mbaeri who are suspended indefinitely from the party for anti-party activities, gross misconduct and conduct capable of bringing the party’s image to disrepute among others.

Furthermore, the party NEC also resolved to nullify the disqualification of 5 aspirants for the Governorship election in Anambra who were disqualified by the Victor Oye led faction declaring that no person had been dsqualified and that any purported disqualification was done without the authority of the Party. The disqualified aspirants include Nze Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo, Hon. Okafor Nonso Smart, Hon Chukwuma Michael Umeoji, Ozoka Odera Ifeanyi and Umeoduagu Nnamdi Dike 

The Party also extended the sale of its Governorship forms to the 25th of June, 2021, rescheduled the primary election for July 1, 2021  while cancelling the earlier fixed dates of 23rd June and 25th June while warning aspirants who had picked the forms to keep away from those dates. The Party also resolved to apologize to its members in Imo State who were defrauded by the Party and denied opportunity to participate in the primary election of the Party.

In his acceptance speech, Chief Jude Okeke who was sworn in at the event said it seemed over the years; APGA was comfortable with having only Anambra as our only State but that the fortunes of the party would grow under his leadership. 

It would be recalled that APGA had been enmeshed in leadership tussle ahead of the Anambra Guber polls.

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Izunna Okafor Izunna Okafor is an award-winning Nigerian novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, editor, translator, publicist, Igbo language activist and administrator who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He writes perfectly in English and Igbo languages, and has published several books in both languages. He has received over 25 awards, and has over 2000 articles published online, both nationally and internationally, cutting across creative writing and journalism. See his full profile at: https://9jabooks.com/profile/484