Further cracks in ACN, CPC, APGA, ANPP alliance

Governor Peter Obi

There is a further crack in the alliance entered into by the Action Congress of Nigeria, the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Progressive Grand Alliance and the All Nigeria Peoples Party as the Anambra State chapter of APGA has faulted the coalescence of the four parties into the All Progressive Congress.
The Anambra State chapter of APGA, joining its national youth wing, and led by the state Governor, Peter Obi, said it was not a part of the move to form the APC.
A statement by the Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Chief Joe Martins Uzodike, on behalf of Obi and several prominent members of the party from the state, including Ambassador Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, said the agreement reached to form the APC remains null and void as it only existed in the imagination of some people.
Uzodike said: “APGA is a national party and is guided by both the Constitution and electoral laws of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, our governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has never mentioned any issue regarding APGA merging with any political party in the executive council meeting of the state either for discussion or for information as was His Excellency’s practice on issues of such importance and magnitude.
“I have equally consulted with the state chairman of our party, Chief Mike Akunwata Kwentor, and he is in total agreement with this assertion that APGA has not merged with any political party or parties.”
The commissioner for Information said APGA could not be in opposition to the government at the centre, led by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, elected on the platform of the PDP, as it has enjoyed patronage from it through appointments.
He said the manifestos, ideologies, beliefs, culture, ethics and conducts of those in the merger were not in tandem with that of APGA.
He said it was regrettable that some of those championing the merger are those who cannot win elections in their wards.
The national youth wing of APGA had earlier spurned the merger of the parties announced on Tuesday by a chieftain of the ACN, Chief Tom Ikimi.