- The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has warned that APGA might cease to exist after the 2021 gubernatorial polls in Anambra
- The council stated this in response to a statement credited to the APGA national chairman, Victor Oye, that the party's national leadership would remain in Anambra after his tenure
- The youths urged Governor Willie Obiano to use his good offices to thwart what it described as Oye’s evil plot, or the party would be at the edge of political extinction
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has warned the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that if the plan by its national chairman, Dr Victor Oye, pulls through, the party might cease to exist after the 2021 governorship election in Anambra.
The council gave the warning in a statement issued by its national president, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, after its meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state on Sunday, April 28, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Isiguzoro’s comments were in response to a statement credited to Oye, that APGA’s national leadership would remain in Anambra after his tenure.
He said such action was capable of destroying the party built as a third force in Nigeria’s politics.
According to the youths, a national chairman outside Anambra would serve APGA better, as the party had grown beyond being a state party.
The council asserted that the party needs to be restructured to have a national outlook.
Isigozoro pleaded with Governor Willie Obiano not to allow the party sink.
He said: “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide frowns at the report credited to the national chairman of APGA, Dr Victor Oye, that the national leadership of the party would remain in Anambra after his tenure as very unfortunate and capable of destroying a party built as a third force in Nigeria.
“The current proclamation of Oye is at variance with the party’s slogan, ‘Be my Brother’s Keeper’, which Oye conspired with his co-travellers to harm. Does it truly mean that this party is now the sole property of Anambra people?
“Does it mean that other Igbo people and Nigerians who had paid the price to build APGA are now slaves to Anambra State?
“This ugly trend must be resisted, as we call on the Board of Trustees (BOT) chairman, Governor Willie Obiano, to use his good offices to thwart this evil plot or APGA is at the edge of political extinction.”
He added: “We will raise the consciousness of Nigerians and Ndigbo that there’s evil conspiracy in APGA to use it to defraud Nigerians as witnessed in the last elections.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Chief Victor Oye, the APGA national president, stated that Igbos had totally lost out in the political scheme by not voting for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo had endorsed Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for president.
The APGA chairman said he was one of those who said President Buhari should be given 40 percent of the vote for balance.
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