APGA Crisis: No Change in National Leadership, says BoT Member

Agency Report
Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, a member of APGA Board of Trustees (BoT), said that the board on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for the national leadership of the party, led by Dr Victor Oye.

Ezeonwuka spoke on Wednesday in Awka in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The Chairman of the BoT and governor of Anambra, Chief Willie Obiano had summoned a meeting of the board to address some of the issues in the party, including the purported sack of Oye and other officers on Oct.6.

Ezeonwuka described the meeting of the party’s BoT held Tuesday night at the Anambra governor’s lodge, Amawbia as fruitful and a watershed.

He said the BoT assessed the recent misunderstanding and arrived at the conclusion that the action was unnecessary, adding that they had to ‘let sleeping dog lie.’

“The national leadership of APGA got the blessing of the BoT during our meeting in Awka yesterday, Dr Oye remains the chairman and there was no need for such misunderstanding.

“The people that had misunderstanding were asked to allow peace to reign; we do not want what is happing in PDP and APC to come into APGA.

“The fact is that their action was unconstitutional, there are internal mechanisms for resolving these issues, and so the important thing is that the crisis has been maturely handled.

“ I want to thank our chairman who was able to navigate the party through this period and I am sure that enemies of the party are disappointed,” he said.

Speaking on the outcome of the BoT meeting, the national chairman, Oye told NAN the successful reconciliation was a sign that the party was still on its path to greatness.

He said he was committed to reconciling every aggrieved member of APGA as well as taking it to the next level as one of the most formidable party in Nigeria.

“The meeting which was convened yesterday was interventionist in nature; we had in attendance all the members of the national working committee, except two and a good number of BoT members.

“The atmosphere was friendly in spite of disagreement by a motley few, everybody had the opportunity to ventilate his/her grievances but at the end of the day we agreed that we should all work in peace for progress of APGA.

“We used the opportunity to call on those responsible for the misunderstanding by creating problem where there was none to sheathe their sword

“As the father of the party, I see everybody as important and treat them equally and that is a fundamental principle of APGA, I am committed to sustaining the vision of the founding fathers of the party.

“I am also developing my own initiative to take it to the next level, so for us it is consolidation.
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