APGA crisis: Ebonyi state Suspends Chairman

Recently, suspensions have been the main thrusts in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), it is now the turn of reached Ebonyi State chapter as the State Working Committee Wednesday suspended the state Chairman, Ricky Okoruka, the Vice Chairman South Ajah Ogbonna and Deputy Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Edegiri for alleged gross violation of APGA constitution, gross misconduct and anti-party activities.

The suspension was contained in a proclamation at the end of an emergency meeting of the party in Abakaliki.

In the communique signed by Nweke Harrison, Vice Chairman Central, Omoke Celestine, Assistant Organizing Secretary, Uchenna Mathew, Ex-officio, Onwe Jacinta Women Leader, Ezeobi Peter Treasurer, Olughu Obinna Assistant Financial Secretary and 13 others, the party said Okoruka and the two suspended others continuously supplanted the state secretary and other ecxo members using one Mr. Ajah Ogbonna as Acting state Secretary without recourse to APGA

It therefore set up 7-man committee to look into the allegations leveled against the suspended exco members.

APGA National Deputy Secretary, Chief Jerry Obasi in a telephone interview NAtional Working Committee of the party have unofficially received the report of the suspension.

Mr Obasi, who is Okoruka’s predecessor, said the NWV was awaiting official communication from the state chapter of the party before it will take action on the matter.

It will be recalled that the Anambra state chairman of the party, Nobert Obi was last month suspended by the party.

Chief Obi was suspended by 17 out of the 28 member State working Committee of the party following the recommendations of a disciplinary committee which indicted him of various offences.

Also the State Working committee of Abia state chapter, Rev Austin Ehiemere for gross misconduct and violation of the party rules.

In October, the National Working Committee had suspended the National Chairman of the party, Victor  for alleged gross misconduct.

The NWC also appointed one Mr Ozo Nwabueze Okafor Acting National Chairman.

The suspensions have led to speculations of gang up and power play against Governor Willie Piano of Anambra State who will be having re-election in 2018.


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