APGA Crisis: Governor Obiano May Dump Party, Join APC

The suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr. Victor Oye, on Thursday by the National Working Committee of the party, has led to serious crack in the party.

Consequently, there were indications that the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, might review his membership of APGA.

A member of the NWC of the party who pleaded not to be named said that plea by Obiano to stop Oye's suspension fell on deaf ears.

He told Punch: “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 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 had 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.

But the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Jerry Obasi, said the suspension was necessary in order to save the party.