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Umeh Set To Quit APGA As National Chairman

Posted: May 12, 2015 at 9:29 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Adah –  Lagos


The National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh is set to relinquish his position as the National Chairman of the party. The leader of the party in Lagos State and Senior Special Assistant to the national chairman, Engr. Campbell Umehnzekwe made the disclosure to Daily Independent in Lagos.

Umehnzekwe stated that the national chairman and all members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) may step down during the National Convention of the party slated for June 6.

“Umeh is not going to contest as National Chairman of the party this time around, so that he will have more opportunity to better restructure the party,” he said.

Umehnzekwe advised Maxi Okwu and Charles Obidigbo who have been challenging Umeh’s position as chairman of APGA to come and contest for the position of chairman or any other positions of interest.

“This is the best time for Maxi Okwu and his co-travelers who have been in Supreme Court over the leadership of the party to come and vie for the national executive positions.”

The party leader promised to give them his support for them to clinch whatever position they may want to vie for.  He further stated that with the present condition of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the country, APGA remain the best party to provide a credible opposition in the country.

He described the outgoing national chairman of APGA, Victor Umeh as patriotic a leader who resisted all pressure to collapse APGA into APC.

“Several appealed was made to our national chairman to join APC and surrender the certificate of APGA, but he refused because he was more interested in protecting the political legacy of Ojukwu than joining APC with the promised position”.

The former governorship candidate of APGA, Lagos State urged Ndigbo through the country to ensure that the political legacy of Ojukwu is sustained through the growth of APGA across the country.