By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A group under the aegis of Aggrieved All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), members have called for the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Oye and other national officers.
The group observed that Oye lacks the capacity to win elections adding that his continued stay as the party’s national chairman will only sink the party into oblivion.
Addressing journalists in Awka, the spokesman of the group, Owelle Mbaso warned that if their demands were not met, the party will loss its current majority in the state House of Assembly on March state assembly elections.
He urged the state Governor, Willie Obiano to meet with the aggrieved aspirants of the party and attend to their demands to forestall a tsunami that may befall the party during the state House of Assembly election slated for March 9.
He decried a situation where none of the party’s stakeholders could win his zone during last week’s presidential and national assembly election including Oye who is occupying the seat as the national chairman, “What a mockery”, he added.
Mbaso said, “We agreed that Oye must go. APGA is our party and he must go so the party can move ahead. Anybody condoning Oye is a fraud.
“If the governor heed our advice to our advice, then APGA will make a head way in March election, otherwise, he knows the implication of ignoring our call.”
On his part, Dr. Charles Ebulue warned that if the governor fails to handle the situation, ‘what will happen in March 9 will be ‘a baptism of the Holy Spirit’ to compare with what happened in last Saturday’s election.
While pointing out that the impact of having APGA as a minority in the state assembly would be disastrous, he insisted that Oye must refund all the monies he collected from the aspirants.
He added, “Oye has no capacity to deliver during elections. We plead with the governor not to allow APGA die in his hands.
“APGA must survive. Its a party handed over to us by our leader, late Dim Chukwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Somebody kept this party alive and strong before the governor arrived. The onus is on him to ensure the party does not die in his hands.”
The group further asked for the refund of all their monies which they said run into millions of naira.
Recall that APGA failed to win any senatorial seat at the just concluded senatorial election in the state but only managed to win one House of Representative seat in Anambra East area.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP recorded a landslide victory in the polls, even beating the former national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh who during his time as the national chairman pushed the party up the ante.