Nnaya Okemini, Umuahia
The chairman of the opposition All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, Chief Nkem Okoro has said the APGA in the past had Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moles as leaders.
Okoro stated this during the inauguration of the newly elected local government area chairmen of the APGA in the state in Umuahia, the capital, blaming the leaders for its past crises.
He said their aim was to destabilise the APGA and also frustrate its governorship candidate in the last general election, Dr. Alex Otti from reclaiming his mandate through the judiciary.
He said, “They have been creating all manners of crises in the APGA with the sole aim of satisfying the selfish interests of their sponsors who have been holding the state to ransom.”
He argued that now that they have been shown the way out, the coast has been made clear for the APGA to place the state on the part of development after several years of being neglected.
He said he was sure that there might be remnants or foot soldiers of the leaders and appealed to such members to find their ways out before it becomes too late for them.
The former chairman of Arochukwu Local Government Area council, who handed certificates of return to the chairman, called on them to become fishers of men for the party to move it forward.
“We must make sure that only people with integrity and honour are admitted to guard against a repeat of the experiences we have passed through due to selfish leadership,” he concluded.
Similarly two female leaders of the APGA, Mrs. Ocheze Ubani and Lady Ifeoma Ike, commended the leadership of Okoro for its vision, assuring that they would join in the campaign for new members.
The chairman of Ohafia Local Government Area, Chief Kalu Mba Nwoke, said time had come for the people of the state in its entirety to embrace the APGA with their hearts completely.
The former deputy leader of the area’s legislative council therefore maintained that it is only the APGA that has the ideas of how to move the state forward from its present level of decadence.