The SSA to Gov Obiano on politics and placard Mr Chinedu Obidiegwu said in the interview he had with Sun Newspaper that Umeh is a cancer that is eating up APGA and must go.
But since my state bought the customer of the year award, they were paid to pull it down from the site but google can still produce it with the provided link below.
Many wonder why Sun Newspaper pulled it down from their website.
Here we go…
APGA Crisis: Why Umeh must go – by Obidigwe
Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe is the Transition Committee Chairman of Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State. In this interview with Daily Sun, he accused the embattled National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh of reneging on the agreement of handing over power to Anambra North. He also spoke on other issues bordering on the governorship election in the state in 2014.
Well, I believe so much that the issue of leadership is always good to change from one hand to the other, so that at the end of the day, people would be able to know who is better than the other: I don’t believe in the orientation by some people that one person will remain in a particular position perpetually, as if it is his private business.
Being in a position either as elected or appointed person is always very good for you to know that one day and someday, you will leave that place. If I were to advise Umeh, I will say he should not only be suspended from office but he should be removed. Having been suspended from office, what I expect him to do is not to even engage in any litigation of any sort because the moment the people you are leading say they don’t want you again and they are tired of you, the best thing to do is to bow out.
Look, Nigerians should learn from other developed countries in the world. You see, if it were in a developed country, what a person like Umeh would have done is just to tender his resignation letter and go. So I urge him to tender resignation letter and leave our party.
He is not bigger than the party. So, he is there for us and we want him to leave, tender resignation letter and leave.
Why Umeh must go
If you ask me for my own opinion, I will say that there is no problem that is major. It is the problem you think is worrisome to you, that you can say is major, it could be headache. So for me, what I see is that APGA Is a national party. All the APGA National executive officers or major key officers must not come from Anambra State alone. We want to spread across Nigeria. It is embarrassing that the National Chairman of the party and some other key office holders are from Anambra State.
Assuming that the national chairman is somebody from Ebonyi State or Nasarawa State, he would have been using his position to wield influence in his own State as the national chairman. Then, APGA has not grown as it is supposed to. APGA has not grown to the level people expected it to grow by now.
If you say something like ACN, it started in Lagos like AD, today, it is almost in all the State in the South West, and even in South South. Edo is under ACN, and it is South South. So we want APGA to grow as fast as possible like every other political party in Nigeria. We want to capture South East.
Secondly, APGA has not had a perfect national convention or perfect ward congresses, we are tired of everyday, one group of people will gather together and recycle themselves into offices. What we need is pure grassroots democracy and Chief Victor Umeh lacking in the party should step aside and allow others to continue.
I am equally aggrieved as a person that Umeh denied the obvious fact at Otuocha stadium during the 2010 governorship campaign where he said that it is the turn of Anambra North to flag the party’s flag in 2014 governorship election, and he promised the entire people of Anambra North senatorial Zone. Now he is denying that fact, thereby trying to disenfranchise us of what is our right. Equally too, he has lied before the general public that the problem between him and Governor Peter Obi is that the governor refused to conduct local government election in the State. This is never the truth because issues pertaining to the conduct of local government election in the State are prejudice. There are lots of court litigations even against the ANSIEC, and until all these litigations are over, then the ground will not be fertile for local government election in Anambra State and Victor Umeh should be proactive to tell the truth if he is gentlemen and knight as he says he is.
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