APGA NWC to drag suspended National Chairman to court


The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has threatened to institute a legal action against the suspended national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Oye, for parading himself as same.

Acting national chairman, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor, told newsmen yesterday that the the peace being brokered by the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has failed following subsequent conduct and utterances of the suspended national chairman.

He, however, commended the efforts of the governor and other stakeholders of the party in trying to resolve the crisis in the party but insisted that Oye must vacate his seat.
Oye was purportedly suspended on Thursday, October 6 for alleged gross misconduct.

A statement by Governor Obiano’s aide, Chief Mike Igwa, noted that the governor had intervened and resolved the crisis.

It reads in part: “In a meeting with APGA’s National stakeholders, which was attended by members of the party’s National Working Committee and key leaders of the party across the country in Awka on Wednesday, Governor Obiano successfully resolved last week’s internal leadership crisis in the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), which led to the purported suspension of the party’s national chairman, Chief Victor Ike Oye by some aggrieved members of the NWC, led by the party’s Vice Chairman South East, Chief Ozo Nwabueze Okafor.

“The meeting was attended by the former national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Spain, Mrs Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, the former National Secretary, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi and the party’s 2015 governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr Alex Oti.