POLICE, Saturday, stopped a rally organized by a faction of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, led by Chief Sylvester Nwobu Alor, and chased away those already gathered at the popular Aroma junction in Awka for the event.

Alor, who is a special adviser to Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State,  is leading the campaign for the restructuring of the party at all levels with the sole purpose of changing the leadership.

As early as 7.00 am, a large number of policemen were seen at the junction and those who tried to assemble in the area were directed to leave.

Yesterday’s botched rally was the second attempt by the group within a forthnight as a similar attempt could not hold because many of the party members backed out.

Meanwhile, the crisis in the party took another dimension with an aide of Governor Rochas Okorocha, Chief Austin Ndigwe, saying, in Awka, that the party would soon set up a disciplinary committee to try the former minister of health, Dr Tim Menakaya, who is the deputy chairman of Board of Trustees of the party, for anti- party activities.


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