Sunny Nwankwo, Aba
Members of the Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) loyal to Nkem Okoro has begged its governorship candidate in the 2015 and 2019 elections, Dr. Alex Otti and other contemplating to leave the party to jettison such moves.
This is even as they have tendered an unreserved apology to Otti over the insults it said was meted to him by people it described as disgruntled former SWC members of the party.
The party has, therefore, begged Otti who it said meant a lot to the party not only in the state but also at the national level among other party stalwarts to help in rebuilding the party in the state and nation at large.
The party said it was also strategizing on how to equally beg the likes of Chief (Mrs) Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, Senators Patrick Uba, Stella Oduah and Frank Nneji (ABC Transport). Others the party said it would beg to include Chief David Ogba Onuoha, Chief Chris Nkwonta, and Chief Okey Eze among others.
Addressing journalists at the party secretariat in Umuahia, the chairman of the party in the state that is loyal to Otti, Chief Nkem Okoro said their action was hinged on the fact that the respected former members of APGA left as a result of atrocities committed by the former national leadership of the party.
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“We are using this medium to apologise to all those who were insulted and provoked to leave the party. We are specially apologising to the former leader of our party in Abia, Dr. Alex Otti who has just indicated his intention to leave the party.
“While we were strategizing on how to go and beg some of our respected former members who left APGA over the atrocities perpetrated by the former national leadership, the same leadership hurriedly deployed some disgruntled former Abia SWC members to insult these leaders in the name of press conference”.
Okoro said the real vision behind the establishment of APGA was to use the party to render responsible leadership to the people and not to deceive them, adding that those who were positioning themselves to use the name of the party to fleece, her members should jettison the idea as the era was gone.
While restating the resolve of the state chapter of APGA to align with the national leadership of the party under Dr. Mic Adams, Okoro warned members of the SWC led by Ehiemere to stop impersonating the Abia State Working Committee forthwith or face legal action.