By Eric Ugbor
ABA—THE Abia State chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said it is not aware of the alleged hand of fellowship Governor Okezie Ikpeazu extended to the party since the outcome of the supreme court judgment in which APGA lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The party’s chairman in Abia State, Rev Augustine Ehiemere, who disclosed this in an interview in Aba, said: “Rebuilding Abia is the priority of Dr. Alex Otti and APGA but for the olive branch extended, I am yet to be aware of it. I need to consult with the elders of my party and leader before I can answer that.”
Ehiemere said the party is still committed to the progress of Abia State although it is not in power.
Asked if the party would accept the hand of friendship extended to it by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and the PDP , he said he would have to ask his party for their response.
He said the mechanism to realize their plan has also been worked out so that they would be on a new page with interested stakeholders in the state.
Ehiemere, however, could not say how realizing APGA’s dream of rebuilding Abia would be possible without joining hands with the ruling party in the state.
The Secretary to Abia State Government, SSG, Dr. Emelike Okoro had said recently on Abia State radio that he has reached out to the APGA to join hands to rebuild Abia.