Esindu Jacobs ,Awka
The All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, has begged the six lawmakers who decamped to the All Progressives Congress APC to come back to the party
The party declares that it cannot betray the wishes of it’s late leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Ndigbo in the November 6 election
Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has constituted a peace and reconciliation committee, headed by the party’s former National Chairman, Senator Victor Umeh to settle all issues in the party
Speaking with Razor News Wednesday in Awka, Anambra State, the State Chairman of the party, Sir Norbert Obi, said APGA always talked peace and not suspension, sack or war.
He said if the six State House of Assembly members who joined APC recently returned, all the problems why they left would be resolved amicably
According to Obi, “Recall that on the 1st day of September, 2021, we woke up to the news that six members of the Anambra State House of Assembly who are members of APGA have decamped to APC
“Anambrarians received it with mixed feelings and reactions and tongues have been wagging since then.
“It is therefore important that the Party at the State makes a statement on the vexed issue. Granted the fact that defections may not be too bad if properly done based on ideological differences and variations,
“The Party is at a loss as to why these Honourable members who rode on the back of the Party to victory at the House of Assembly elections in 2019 should take such a drastic decision without any reference to the Party both at the State and the National levels.
“There is no Party in Nigeria today that do not have their own internal wrangling and differences especially in Anambra State where a Governorship election is scheduled for the 6th day of November, 2021.
“It is a known fact that some issues arose out of the Party’s primaries but the Governor of Anambra State Chief Dr Willie Obiano did not waste time in constituting a Peace/Reconciliation and National Outreach Committee headed by no less personality than distinguished Senator Victor Umeh, a former National Chairman of APGA.
” The Committee without wasting time swung into action and has been able to sit with many aggrieved members of the Party including the Anambra State House of Assembly members of the Party.
” It is therefore disheartening and embarrassing that the Honourable members threw caution to the winds and decided to hurt the Party that brought them to limelight.
“We assure them that whatever is their grievances which the Peace/Reconciliation Committee did not address well or to their satisfaction should be revisited and addressed to their satisfaction.
“Every right thinking Igboman knows that APGA is not only a Party but a movement for the actualization of Igbo agenda in the Nigerian polity and it will amount to shooting oneself in the leg for any Igboman to pursue the destruction of the Party, APGA.
“Soludo is the proverbial bread fruit whose time has come and who must be. We cannot afford to betray the wishes of our founding father, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Ezeigbo Gburugburu who bequeathed this APGA Party to Ndigbo. We cannot afford to throw away the baby with the bath water.
“You must come back to the family so that together we can fight for our rights in the Nigerian nation as Igbos.” Obi begged