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NIGERIA: APGA Upbraids Anyanwu over Defection to PDP

The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Grand  Alliance (APGA) has dismissed  as deceitful and ridiculous,  claims by the senator  representing Imo East senatorial district, Senator Chris Anyanwu, that she returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  with  27 local government areas chairmen  of the party  and 17 members  of its state  working  committee.
 
A statement in Owerri by party’s state Publicity  Secretary, Mr. Tony Mgbeahuruike,  explained that the senator  whose formal exit from the  party at the weekend generated wide  jubilation within the APGA family, left  the party  with only her campaign  structure from the nine local government  areas in the Owerri zone and not the 27 local government areas party chairmen in the state.
 
The APGA  chieftain who described  the  exit of the senator as  a good riddance to  bad rubbish, regretted  her  antecedence of leaving  a party  polarised and without, adding a single value it.
Mgbeahurike  made it clear  that as a serious -minded party which believes in the rule of law,  APGA must  insist  on accuracy, devoid  of deception.
 
He stated that it was wrong for Anyanwu to claim that she was compelled to quit  the party  due to intra-party crisis, stressing that the party  is  absolutely  intact.
“APGA is the most democratic party in Nigeria today that believes in the rule of law and  the party in the state is absolutely intact and  remains  the only Igbo political  religion no matter whatever anybody  says.
 
“Why should a senator indulge  in a brazen  falsehood and deceit?” he asked.
On whether the party would take legal action against  the senator to reclaim its 2011 mandate  given to her, Mgbeahuruike  said: “We are law abiding  party, we believe in the rule of law and her case would be handled in the same manner we handled  that of Governor Rochas Okorocha even though  her case is worse  than that of Okorocha.”
 
He regretted that the senator, until  her exit, never  knew where the party’s secretariat was in the state and in  her ward, just  as  the party was never  reflected in any of  her programmes.

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