There are indications that the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, might review his membership of APGA, following the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Victor Oye, on Thursday.
Oye’s suspension has cracked the National Working Committee of the party.
A member of the NWC of the party who pleaded not to be named told The Punch that plea by Obiano to stop Oye’s suspension fell on deaf ears.
“The governor was calling us to stop the suspension, but nobody listened to him. Now what we are hearing is that the governor may join the APC to realize his re-election next year. If that happens, you know what that means to our party. Obiano is the only governor we have in APGA.”
APGA National Working Committee suspended Oye, for what it called gross misconduct
Rising from its monthly meeting in Abuja, the NWC said the suspension of the national chairman was in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution, following alleged constitutional breaches and inordinate practices of the chairman and other national officers.
The Deputy National Secretary of the party, Jerry Obasi, said the suspension was necessary in order to save the party.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Obiano on Media, Mr. Emeka Ozumba, refused to comment on the issue when contacted. He said:
“It’s an APGA thing. We don’t engage on speculation. The governor is busy trying to realise his stimulus package on recession for the people of the state.
“He signed several memoranda of understanding today. The issue you raised is not an issue the governor would like to react to.
“Try and get APGA reaction on the matter, and leave the governor out of it. It’s APGA thing.”