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Abia Tribunal Ruling: APGA Leader Chides Metuh Over Attack On Party

Posted: Oct 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah, Lagos

The Leader of Lagos chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Campbell Umehnzekwe, has described the recent criticism of the peaceful protest by APGA members over the tribunal ruling in Abia State by the Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh as cheap blackmail.

Umehnzekwe made the statement while speaking with Daily Independent in Lagos.

Metuh had days ago blasted APGA members for resorting to street protest over the ruling of Abia Election Petition Tribunal.

However, Umehnzekwe who is also the Deputy National Organising Secretary of APGA stated that Metuh whose job is to speak for the party at the national level has made it known to the public by his comment on what is happening in Abia State that he lacks understanding of his position as national publicity of the party.

“I am surprised that in attempt to make himself relevant, Metuh has left his job and now speaks for the state publicity secretary and chairman of PDP in Abia State,” he said.

The APGA leader said PDP never won any election in Abia State and described the judgment of election petition tribunal as misplaced.

He gave an example of Obi Ngwa Local government area where there was malpractice which led to earlier cancellation of the results but which INEC later reversed itself on the matter as a case study.

“How do you explain that former President Jonathan who was supported by both PDP and APGA could only score 16,000 votes in the March 28 presidential elections but the governorship candidate of PDP scored about 94,000 votes during the governorship elections?”

He expressed optimism that despite the propaganda of PDP as orchestrated by Metuh, APGA would be victorious in the governorship election petitions in Abia State.

Umehnzekwe revealed that APGA who believes in the rule of law would appeal against judgment suspected to be misplaced and compromised by the tribunal.

Meanwhile, Umehnzekwe has described as political apartheid and slavery the decision of Akinwunmi Ambode to constitute the 37- member cabinet without any single Igbo man.

He stated that Ndigbo in Lagos voted for President Muhammadu Buhari and Akinwunmi Ambode as governor only for Ambode to exclude the same Ndigbo from the new cabinet.

“Does it mean that no any Igbo man/woman qualifies to make Gov. Ambode’s cabinet,” he asked.

He advised all the Ndigbo in Lagos to move to APGA to defend their political future.