New APGA faction emerges as NEC declare Jude Okeke new nat’l chairman, sack Oye & Njoku
A new faction has emerged in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) during the 114th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of APGA which held in Abuja on Tuesday.
During the meeting, NEC declared the former National Youth Leader of APGA, Mr. Jude Okeke, as the new National Chairman and sacked Ozo Victor Oye and Edozie Njoku.
Chiefs Oye and Njoku led the previous two factions respectively after a court of competent jurisdiction declared Njoku the authentic National Chairman of APGA.
During a press conference after rising from the NEC meeting in Abuja, APGA National Publicity Secretary said the National Executive Committee also took the following decisions:
- Announced the cancellation of all activities leading to June 23 APGA primaries.
- Slated July 1, as the new date for APGA primaries.
- Suspended indefinitely a host of party members from APGA.
The suspended persons are:
- Chinedu Obidigwe,
- Hamman Buba Ghide,
- Ezeokenwa Jr. Sly,
- Adamu Danjuma Musa,
- Chief Uchenna Okogbuo,
- Ifeanyi Mbaeri.
According to the party’s scribe, they were suspended from the party for anti-party activities, gross misconduct and conduct capable of bringing the party’s image to disrepute among others.
The party NEC also nullified the disqualification of the following ahead of the party primary for the upcoming Anambra State 2021 governorship election:
- Chuma Umeoji,
- Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo,
- Smart Nonso Okafor,
- Cater Dike Umeh, and,
- Ozoka Ifeanyi.
The NEC of APGA reversed the disqualification of the 5 aspirants for the governorship election in Anambra who were disqualified by the Victor Oye-led faction.
It declared that no person had been disqualified and that any purported disqualification was done without the authority of the Party.