Oye Rejects Suspension As APGA Chairman


The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Victor Oye, has insisted that he is still in charge contrary to the decision of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, that he has been suspended.

Oye told journalists in Awka on Friday that the purported suspension lacked substance and was based on  speculations authored by people he described as “saboteurs” and “dissidents” who were working against the progress of APGA.

He said that the party just concluded its monthly working committee meeting with all 29 members in attendance including the people that said he had been suspended.

Oye said: “The report about my suspension or sack is rubbish; it holds no substance whatsoever.

“I am talking to you from my office where we just had our NWC meeting attended by all members.

“I am surprised that just four people could go and generate such malicious story from nowhere. These people were also in our meeting. I tell you they are enemies of APGA. They are saboteurs and best described as dissidents; there is no crisis in APGA.”

Oye pointed out that it was unethical for some media organisations to have published the story without making any effort to hear from him.



    On the just concluded Edo governorship election, Oye commended the APGA supporters in the state but added that the result announced by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC was ‘not a true reflection of the minds of the people’.

    He wondered why APGA, which he described as the third largest political party in the country, could not get up to 1,000 votes.

    “APGA joins other political parties to condemn and reject the published results of Edo governorship election. It was not a true reflection of the minds of the people of Edo,” he said.

    Recall that on Thursday, a group of APGA NWC members, led by the deputy National Secretary of the party, Jerry Obasi, told the media that the NWC had suspended the national chairman and two others for going against the party’s constitution among others.

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