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Saturday, 03 August 2013 21:12

Gov Okorocha suspended by APGA

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Governor  Rochas Okorocha Governor Rochas Okorocha Photo: unknown

Gov Okorocha suspended by APGA and  APGA may sue APC

The National Executive Council of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State  for allegedly engaging in anti party activities.  APGA executives must be alluding to Governor Rochas Okorocha  affiliation to the recent registered  All Progressives Congress (APC).


It was nothing new and no longer a news that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has stepped out to declear his interest for APC, probably seeking to contest  for presidency in the newly registered party.


It was reported that "The Governor had declared for APC on May 7, 2013 during activities marking his second year in office and has also promised to ensure that APC wins the South Eastern zone in the 2015 elections," but  AFRIPOL was unable to verify the assertion.


The suspension was announced by   21-man Committee in Abuja, and they  have also dissolved Imo State's APGA executive  committee and have taken over its affairs until the convention of National Executive Council.

APGA may sue APC


Earlier before the suspension, The National Chairman of APGA threatens to  sue the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and newly-registered All Progressives Congress(APC) for listing APGA " in an advertorial as one of the four parties that merged to form the new party," as reported by Punch newspaper.


Chief Victor Umeh  said,  “How could a SAN, who is also a governor of a state go and insert an APGA logo in a publication. We want to make it abundantly clear that this was a clearly orchestrated, premeditated action by Governor Fashola to deceive supporters of APGA. On behalf of our party, we are calling on Governor Fashola to publish a retraction of the advertorial removing APGA logo in all the newspapers that our logo appeared today(Thursday) within seven days."




He continued, “In addition to our demands for retraction of the publication, we are also referring the matter to our lawyers to formally write Governor Fashola to pay us N2bn in damages or face legal action."


Chief Umeh

Chief Umeh was  also gracious  but he made his point clearly, he said “While we congratulate the APC for realising its dream of becoming a mega party called APC, fraudulently using APGA logo will not be accepted by our party. Politics of confusion must be avoided in Nigeria. Anybody can meet to do whatever he likes but it must be within the law. The process of merging of political parties is clearly known to everybody. ACN had its convention where they approved that they would become part of the APC. ANPP had a convention where its members also approved that they would become part of the APC; the same with the CPC. But APGA was not known to have organised any convention to approve joining the APC.”


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