The two factional chairmen of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Ike Oye and Chief Edozie Njoku, have been sacked by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), while a new acting national chairman, Chief Jude Okeke, has been sworn in.
Six other members of the party that were also sacked are: Chinedu Obidigwe, Hamman Buba Ghide, Sylvester Ezeokenwa, Adamu Danjuma Musa, Chief Uchenna Okogbuo and Ifeanyi Mbaeri.
In its resolution read in Abuja on Tuesday by the acting chairman, the party’s NEC explained that the party chieftains were sacked for alleged anti-party activities and gross misconduct.
The NEC also nullified the disqualification of five aspirants for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, who were disqualified by the Victor Oye-led faction.
Chief Okeke said: “It has been a long and tortuous journey of self-rediscovery to get us here today; to get to right the wrongs of the past; to rebuild our party and mend all the cracks on its very solid walls.
“Under my leadership, we must return APGA to winning ways.
“The NEC of our party has demonstrated this commitment by resolving that there will be only one governorship primary election in Anambra State and it has been scheduled to take place on the 1st day of July 2021.
“By this decision of the NEC, the earlier announced primary elections announced on behalf of the party to be held on 23rd June and 25th June by both Chief Victor Oye and Chief Edozie Njoku are hereby cancelled.
“We also call on Chief Victor Oye and Chief Edozie Njoku that they should not spend any money in their possession which belongs to the party as the party would need the money to prosecute a successful campaign.
“Any expenditure they make from the money in their possession from this date shall be fully recovered.”