The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has again urged the Imo State Governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha to reconsider his stand over his political romance with the All Progressives Alliance (APC). The message came via a statement signed by Francis Edeh, the Senior Media Assistant to the National Chairman of APGA.
In the statement, Governor Okorocha was warned to rethink his decision to join APC. The party also accused its former National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh of trying to “mortgage the soul of APGA”. The statement reads inter-alia:
“The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is on notice of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s rally in Owerri as part of activities to mark his Government’s two years in office during which he formally declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Since Governor Okorocha was elected on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance in April 2011, the party wishes to advice him to have a re-think on his decision to join APC, a political association that has not been registered as a political party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the acronym is being contested by another political association.
APGA gives this timely advice to Governor Okorocha to save him from becoming a political orphan wandering in political wilderness in Nigeria’s political horizon.
Since June 2002 APGA was registered by INEC, the party has been growing from strength to strength and is currently being repositioned, restructured and reengineered to be the third leg in Nigeria’s political tripod.
We are confident that the party’s electoral fortune will increase in the 2015 general election just as APGA is the party to beat in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship election.
APGA frowns at the attitude of the party’s erstwhile Chairman Chief Victor Umeh who has been working surreptitiously with C-21 which he serves as director of publicity to mortgage the soul of APGA for a mess of pottage in the political proposal called APC. We believe this is the reason Chief Umeh has been silent on Owelle Okorocha’s plan to join APC.
APGA wishes to state categorically that it is not in any merger plan with any party or political association as that will negate the vision of the founding fathers of our great party”.