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NIGERIA: No going back on congress – APGA national chairman

Chief Maxi OkwuInterim National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Maxi Okwu,  declared yesterday that there were no inhibitions to the party’s state congresses, saying most members were in total support of it.

But Anambra State chapter of the party described the congress held in the state as illegal and unconstitutional.

Speaking in an interview in Awka, Okwu said the national convention also slated for next Monday would take place, adding that members of the party were tired of crisis that had helped to undermine the fortunes of the party for many years.

He explained that as provided in the Electoral Act, the party informed INEC of its readiness to conduct the congresses and national convention.

He added that a few days to the expiration of the notice, the electoral umpire had not said the exercise would not hold

However, Anambra State chapter of  APGA in statement signed by state chairman and secretary, Akunwata Mike Kwentor and Mr. Williams Obiorah, respectively, described the congress as illegal and unconstitutional.”

The statement was copied to the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, the state Commissioner of Police and the State Security Service, SSS.

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