Thursday, 21 August 2014

Stakeholders worried over APGA crisis

Chief Godson Ezenagwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has called on the leaders of the party, particularly former BOT chairman of the party, Chief Peter Obi to embrace peace and save the party from further embarrassment.

Ezenagwu, a former commissioner for agriculture in Anambra made the appeal in Awka on Wednesday while reacting to the feud between the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh and Chief Peter Obi, who has resigned as the party’s Board of Trustee chairman.

He said that the party needed both personalities’ constructive contributions in order to grow bigger and better as well as provide the much needed direction for its teeming members.

The chieftain also said that Obi had not exited the party as he only resigned his position as the BOT chairman, adding that the ex governor was still very important in the party which he had led for years.

The politician described as unfortunate, the defection of some National Assembly legislators to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying there was no reason for them to leave the party if not for greed and personal interest.

Ezenagwu, who is the leader of the party in Awka North council, however, said that their defection would not affect the fortunes of the party as their decision did not enjoy the support of their followers.

He further said that it was still timely for the legislators to have a rethink and return to the party as they stood the risk of recall if all diplomatic efforts to make them rescind their move failed.

“Those who dumped the party after winning positions should consider the party and the people and return to build the party and if they refuse recall may be looming because when a Spartan dies no more surrender.

“APGA remains a strong party and i assure you these people did not move with their supporters and the party will win all contested posts both in the state and at the national levels”, he said.

Ezenagwu restated confidence in the Umeh leadership of the party and urged him to continue on his march to the senate as the people needed him at that level.

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