By E.I Ihegwuruike
Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA), Chief Jerry Obasi, has said that Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, and the National Chairman of the party, Victor Oye are behind the woes the party is currently facing.
Obasi said that for the party to make headway again, both Obiano and Oye must vacate their positions as the duo want the party dead in order to achieve the aims of their sponsors who don’t wish Ndigbo well in Nigerian politics.
He alleged that the Anambra governor has hijacked the party and plots to impose Oye for a second term, even when majority of APGA members want a new chairman as a result of the dwindling fortunes of the party.
The APGA Chieftain added that most members of the party are tired of Oye as National Chairman, and want him to give way to a new chairman who will reform the party in line with the vision of its founders.
He explained that Obiano has been frustrating efforts to reform APGA and sack what he described as the inept Oye led executive, stressing that this had led to most members of the party to stay away from APGA activities.
“Willie Obiano and Victor Oye are the problem of APGA. They want APGA dead to serve the interest of their masters who don’t wish Ndigbo well.
“As a result of Obiano and Oye’s inept leadership, APGA has been losing membership in the South East which is its strongest support base.
“Founding fathers and elders of the party have been frustrated to become spectators. They have hoarded forms for the ward, LGA, State congresses and convention from party members who don’t support their illegal activities.
“Before the polls, APGA had the prospect of winning the governorship and legislative seats in Imo and Abia, but Obiano and Oye factionalized APGA by selling party ticket to non members.”
Obasi went on to say that the gains APGA made in the 2015 general elections were reversed by Obiano and Oye’s anti party activities in 2019.
“It is unfortunate APGA has degenerated to the extent that attendance of NEC meeting is now by invitation. Statutory members of the NEC and BOT like Chief Victor Umeh and Dim Ojukwu’s widow, Bianca were not invited.
“How can a national party of APGA’s status hold a NEC meeting without its statutory members with strangers to the party likeVictor Oye and Willie Obiano, presiding?
“It is just one of the many plots to ensure that the unpopular Oye who has derailed the party is returned to another term to finally bury APGA.
“But will not sit and watch such happen. Oye and Obiano must go for APGA to survive. APGA cannot survive another four years of inept leadership by the Oye and Obiano faction.”
Obasi who is a former Chairman of the Party in Ebonyi State urged APGA members across the federation to rise and rescue the party from what he described as Oye’s visionless administration.