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APGA crisis: No Plot to remove Obiano as BoT chairman – Okafor

By Enyim Enyim, Onitsha

The national working committee of the All progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, led by the acting national chairman of the party, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor has said there was no plot to remove the Anambra state governor, chief Willie Obiano as the BoT chairman and leader of the party.

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This is just as the federal high court Abuja that heard the suit between APGA and the acting national chairman, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor vs the suspended national chairman, chief Victor Oye on November 30 and adjourned to Friday, December 9, 2016.

There has been insinuations in some quarters that the NWC was plotting to sack Obiano following his continued support for the suspended national chairman, chief Victor Oye.

But speaking exclusively to Sunday Vanguard, Okafor described as false, malicious, baseless and unfounded the insinuation that the NWC had concluded plan to remove Obiano as BoT chairman of APGA.

“Governor Obiano remains our BoT chairman and leader of our great party. We have no problem with him and that is why we are committed to his second term bid.But we insist that our suspended national chairman, chief Victor Oye  should be replaced for us to actualize our dream of returning Obiano moving APGA forward”.

” It is mere insinuations and speculations and we do not operate with such.l want to tell you that the NWC still hold governor Obiano as our BoT chairman and leader of our party. There is no truth in the insinuations and speculations”.

On the allegation that the NWC had moved to remove the Anambra state chairman of APGA, chief Norbert Obi Okafor said it was the handiwork of mischief makers were hell bent on destroying APGA in not only Anambra but the entire country.

Whether the suspended national chairman had reached the NWC for reconciliation, Okafor said “it was not for him to reach us, but we will reach him for the mess he committed in the party at the appropriate time and we will meet with the governor to deliberate on the way forward because we do not have problem with him because he has done well in Anambra state state

On the suit against the suspended national chairman holding at an Abuja Federal High Court, Okafor said the matter that was first heard on November 7 was adjourned to enable the counsels to be abreast with the matter.

Reacting to allegations that the NWC was involved in the purported removal of the Anambra State Chairman of APGA, Chief Norbert Obi, Okafor described it as the handiwork of mischief makers who were hell bent on destabilizing APGA, saying that all the state party chairmen across the country were very important to the party in the forthcoming elections in some states.

 


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