APGA: Disregard Okwu’s National Convention plan, Umeh tells party members

BY TONY EDIKE

ENUGU—Embattled  National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, has warned all members of the party against the national convention purportedly being planned by the self-acclaimed interim national chairman of the party, Chief Maxi Okwu.

Briefing reporters, yesterday, in Enugu, Chief Umeh reminded all the party members that the fact that Okwu, alongside the founding National Chairman of APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie, were expelled from the party in 2005, and that the expulsion was confirmed by the Supreme Court, was enough reason every bona fide member of the party should steer clear of Okwu.

He emphasised that Okwu was yet to be re-admitted legitimately into the party, stating that whatever transaction he was doing on behalf of the party was outright illegality.

Umeh said the national convention Okwu was purportedly planning to organise at Abuja in the name of APGA  was a “mere political comedy meant to “hoodwink the gullible” Nigerian  public.

He said Okwu’s  alleged appointment as the interim national chairman of APGA by  an illegal caucus made the entire political comedy even more entertaining.

“I want to tell Nigerians that there is no National Convention of APGA taking place any time soon.  It is not going to happen. We appeal against the judgment of Enugu State High Court, we are already in progress at the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division and there is no way anybody can take any action that will outreach the outcome of that appeal.  It is pure law,” said Umeh.

He declared that he remained the authentic National Chairman of APGA pending the outcome of the appeal.

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