by Oge Okonkwo
Every reconciliatory move between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh, and Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, may be futile as the two rival state chairmen are currently engaged in a battle for supremacy.
Still holding tight to his position as the authentic chairman of the state chapter of APGA is Nnanna Ukaegbu, while his rival, John Nwagbara, who came out as a replacement, claimed that Ukaegbu has been sacked for anti-party activities.
Ukaegbu was described as an impersonator in a statement made by Nwagbara and his secretary Augustine Ehimere, saying that he has been duly removed from office by two-thirds of the state executive committee.
ThisDay Live reports:
“How can anyone the position of the chairmanship of a party to himself, when he is not a product of any known or imaginary congress and when the following key party officer are not with him, deputy chairman, state secretary, youths leader, women leader, 16 out the 17 local government chairmen,” they queried.
Nwagbara said among the sins committed by Ukaegbu was that he campaigned against APGA’s governorship candidate, Chief Reagan Ufumba, during the 2011 governorship election in Abia State.
Nwagbara alleged that due the uncooperative attitude of Ukaegbu the party lost the governorship election.
He said it was based on his anti-party activities that 16 out of the 17 local government chapters of the party passed a vote no confidence on him and subsequently expelled him thereafter.