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Supreme Court Judgment: APGA Counsels Obi, Okwu

Posted: Jan 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah

 Following the recent Supreme Court judgment against the appeal of Maxi Okwu contesting the leadership of former National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh, the leader of the party in Lagos State, Engr. Campbell Umehnzekwe has advised former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and Maxi Okwu to return to the party.

Speaking to Daily Independent in Lagos, Umehnzekwe expressed regret over the decision of Obi to dump the party for PDP where he was promised to be given a ministerial before the defeat of the party in the last general elections in the country.

 ”I am still at loss how Obi whom late Odumegwu Ojukwu handed the party structure to and was governor under the platform of the party for eight years  could abandoned the party for a promise of ministerial position that was not to be,” he said.

He urged the two politicians to return to the party and build the party to enviable height before the next general elections in the country.

According to Umehnzekwe who is also the Deputy National Organising Secretary of the party, APGA remain the best party to compete favourably with All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 general elections in the country.

“APGA remains the party to beat in the country judging by what is happening in PDP which the party may not survive it.” He further explained that with the Supreme Court judgment last week, the coast is clear for APGA to spread it presence in all senatorial and wards in the country.

Umehnzekwe who expressed regret how the long period of legal battles which was orchestrated by personal interest had affected the growth of APGA, however promised that the party would soon become the darling of all Nigerians. The party leader stated that despite what has happened, the return of Obi and Okwu would contribute greatly to the growth of the party.