By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHA â€” In a bid to end its leadership tussle, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has put machinery in motion to restructure the party ahead of the 2011 general election.
A chieftain of the party and Special Adviser on Markets and Parks to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor in an exclusive chat with Vanguard yesterday, said APGA had resolved to have its presence felt in other parts of South in particular and Nigeria in general.
â€œThe party requires to be stronger now than it is. It should go to other states other than Anambra State. APGA is not an Anambra State outfit,â€ he said.
Alor said already he has submitted a document to the national secretariat of the party on the proposed restructuring and also circulated same to stakeholders of the party for their comment.
â€œThe document is for our party to be restructured beyond our borders. Certainly it was not meant to reduce, offend or remove anybody. I did not discuss the issue with anybody, not even with Governor Peter Obi, as was rumoured.â€
Alor, who was reacting to media report that there was a strained relationship between the national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh and Governor Obi over the document, said it was false and baseless, adding that it was the handiwork of some mischief makers within the party.
He also denied insinuations in the media that we went to the factional chairman of APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie, at the instance of the Governor to beg him to come back as the national chairman of the party.