New Crisis at APGA as Stakeholders Demand Founding Fathers Arrest

There is a new crisis in the Grand Alliance All Progressives (APGA) as some stakeholders have called on security agencies to arrest, investigate and prosecute two of its founding fathers, Chief Chekwas Okorie and Chief Edozie Njoku, for illegal and criminal conduct.

The demand was contained in a statement at the end of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting yesterday at the APGA National Secretariat in Abuja.

In the statement, signed by all NWC members of the party, they said they had come together to deliberate on salient issues and other miscellaneous matters affecting the party in the run up to the 2023 general election.

They said security agencies should diligently deal with all matters relating to the illegal activities of Chief Njoku, Chief Okorie and their fellow travelers.

APGA’s national publicity secretary, attorney Tex Okechukwu, blamed Chief Okorie for claiming membership in the party.

But in reaction, Okorie said: ‘The call for my arrest is not just gratuitous, it is an absurd demand that does not understand the issues being addressed. Leadership is not a robe that you wear only when it is comfortable or serves your pecuniary interests.

“I founded the APGA in 2002. None of these people were there. When brigands were sponsored to destroy the APGA and billions of naira were spent to fight me, I chose to stand down so as not to destroy a vision that encapsulates Ndigbo’s political aspirations.

By Saawua Terzungwe & Abbas Jimoh

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