“The present leadership, headed by Ike-Oye, succeeded Mr Chekwas Okorie in 2003. Okorie has since left APGA.”
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) says there is no other faction of its executives.
The party’s publicity secretary, Tex Okechukwu, said in a statement on Thursday.
“Our national chairman, Ozonkpu Victor Ike-Oye, was elected with other members of the National Working Committee (NWC ) in a convention held on May 31, 2019 supervised by INEC,” said the APGA statement. “In attendance at the convention were the former Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano; the 36 state chairmen, including the FCT; members of states’ house of assembly and board of trustees (BOT) and NEC at Dora Akunyili Centre, Awka.”
The statement added, “The present leadership, headed by Ike-Oye succeeded Mr Chekwas Okorie in 2003. Okorie has since left APGA to form another political party, United Peoples Party (UPP).”
The party explained that a national chairman of APGA could only come from a properly constituted national convention supervised by INEC.
The statement said the party met all the conditions on the May 31, 2019, convention that brought in the subsisting party executives
It urged the public to disregard any other person or group of persons claiming leadership of the party, saying the distraction was to cause disharmony in APGA.