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Ex-APGA chairman accuses Victor Oye of plot to frustrate Alex Otti’s petition

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Prince Nnanna Ukaegbu, former Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), in Abia State, has warned Ozonkpu Victor Oye-led National Working Committee(NWC) of the party over its purported plan to frustrate the APGA petition at the tribunal.

Ukaegbu, in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state, explained that the recent activities of Oye and his alleged hirelings have shown their mindless determination to shut down any voice calling for probity and honour in the running of the affairs of the party.

According to the statement, “My attention has been drawn to the shenanigans being played by the national chairman Chief Victor Ike Oye and his faction of APGA to abort the party’s Governorship election petition at the Tribunal in Umuahia.

“As the custodian of Ofor APGA, I condemn this action in its entirety. Striking out APGA from the election petition add nor subtract from the merit or otherwise of the case. This is the height of pettiness and a further reason why they have no business running the affairs of our great party.

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“Also, we approached the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia with a view to setting the record straight and exposing these impostors”.

Latestalert recalls that Dr Alex Otti, the 2019 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State had gone to the tribunal challenging the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and the incumbent Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu as winner of the March 9 gubernatorial election conducted in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).

Otti and his party(APGA) are seeking the cancellation of the poll’s results in fourteen of the seventeen local government areas of Abia State.

They alleged that the process which produced Ikpeazu of the PDP was marred by excessive malpractices.