- The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has announced sweeping changes in the hierarchy of the party
- Several chieftains of the party including two factional chairmen were removed from office in accordance with disciplinary actions by the party's leadership
- APGA has been rocked in crisis following allegations that some party members were denied the opportunity to participate in the primary election of the party
FCT, Abuja - The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has announced the sacking of a factional chairman of the party, Victor Oye.
The Punch reported that the announcement was made by the national executive committee (NEC) of the party on Tuesday, June 15.
The party appointed Chief Jude Okeke as the acting national chairman.
A spokesperson for APGA, Ikechukwu Chinyere, told journalists that the party also indefinitely suspended other members of the party.
APGA discloses names of the suspended cheiftains
Chinyere disclosed that the chieftains suspended include: Chinedu Obidigwe, Hamman Ghide, Sylvester Ezeokenwa, Adamu Musa, Chief Okogbuo, Ifeanyi Mbaeri.
Vanguard reported that the party further suspended the other factional chairman, Chief Edozie Njoku from office pending the party's national convention.
The new acting chairman, Jude Okeke, disclosed that the decisions were taken by the NEC of the party based on the recommendations of a seven-man disciplinary committee report.
The party said:
“That the only legally recognised APGA leadership is the one led by the Acting National Chairman Chief Jude Okeke and that any party member or person dealing with any other purported leadership other than the leadership of Chief Jude Okeke does so at his own peril.''
Group endorses Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari for APC chairmnship
In another news, one of the prominent support groups of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared support for the chairmanship aspiration of the ex-governor of Zamfara state and former chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.
Addressing journalists including a Legit.ng reporter in Abuja on Sunday, June 13, members of the group named Progressives for Yari (P4Y) announced plans to begin an elaborate onslaught against the deliberate misinformation being targeted against Yari.
The group also stated that it will commence the process of unmasking a handful of top politicians behind such demonization schemes.