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APGA members reject April convention

11 April 2013, 16:05

Umuahia-  Members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia have rejected the April convention that produced a new leadership for the party.

APGA Chairman in Abia Onapuruagu Ukaegbu said in Umuahia on Thursday that members of the party in Abia would not associate themselves with any form of illegality that would eventually disintegrate APGA.

Ukaegbu said: ``There is no need for the party to hold any convention when the tenure of the current executive has not elapsed.

``We want to disassociate ourselves from the purported convention held in Awka.

``Most of those people that they purportedly elected into the leadership positions cannot be said to be members of APGA. We know who our members are.''

He said that the party was not divided into factions in the state, and described APGA faithful in the state as law abiding, who spoke with one voice.

``The problem with our society is that we have reached a point where we no longer tell ourselves the truth,” he said.

He regretted that the party was bedevilled with such crisis at a time when other political parties were preparing their platforms for the next general elections.

Ukaegbu said that he was optimistic that the party would emerge stronger from the current crisis.

NAN recalls that the crisis in APGA took a new dimension when, some party faithful congregated to elect a new national chairman.


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