Imo: APGA moves to drag its defected Assembly members to court


…Says no faction in the Party

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that it will soon proceed to court against some members of Imo State House of Assembly said to have defected to other political parties with the party’s mandate.

The decision formed part of the communiqué at the end of the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party in Abuja on Sunday which was signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Barr. Tex Okechukwu and made available to newsmen.

The communiqué recalled that in the build up to the 2019 general elections, the House members, as APGA candidates in the elections, undertook in writing not to defect with APGA’s mandate, if elected.

“The party will therefore seek the enforcement of the undertaking in court and declaration of their seats vacant in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as amended)”, the communiqué said.

It added that APGA was a one and united party firmly focused on consolidating on the gains of the 2019 general elections, consequently, there were no factions in the Party presently.

It further disclosed that the alleged gathering of an amorphous group dubbed “APGA Stakeholders Forum” in Abuja on Friday June 28, 2019, was not a meeting of any constitutional organ of APGA noting that the organs of the party were clearly spelt out in the APGA Constitution 2019.

The communiqué therefore advised the general public to be discerningly wary of nefarious machinations of non APGA members and mischief makers who it said had adorned themselves in APGA toga aimed at misleading gullible members of the public.

It informed that the NWC condemned in its entirety the leaking of a purported email between Senator Victor Umeh and the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano as an act of gross indiscretion propelled by delusion.

It continued, “The phantom allegations in the email were excerpts from the same hoary fairytales which the NWC has since dismissed as frivolous. To the NWC, it is despicable and invidious that such allegations will continue to be peddled and re-peddled by 3rd parties, instead of the complainants themselves.

“The general public is urged to disregard the contents of the purported email as a last gasp orchestra of macabre dancers aimed at sabotaging APGA’s successful National Convention of May 31, 2019. It fell through as anticipated.

“The NWC seizes this opportunity to heartily congratulate the National Chairman of APGA, Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye for his re-election for another term in office as National Chairman, as well as for the astounding and remarkable success of the 2019 elective congresses and the national convention of the party.

“Finally, the NWC passed a Vote of Unalloyed Confidence on the National Leadership of APGA under His Excellency Governor Willie Obiano as National Leader and Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye as National Chairman of our great party”.

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