The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has warned that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, might cease to exist after the 2021 gubernatorial polls in Anambra. The council stated this in response to a statement credited to the APGA national chairman, Chief Victor Oye, that the party’s national leadership would remain in Anambra after his tenure.
The youths urged Governor Willie Obiano to use his good offices to thwart what it described as Oye’s evil plot, or the party would be at the edge of political extinction. The council gave the warning in a statement issued by its national president, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, after its meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state on Sunday, April 28.
Isiguzoro’s comments were in response to a statement credited to Oye, that APGA’s national leadership would remain in Anambra after his tenure. He said such action was capable of destroying the party built as a third force in Nigeria’s politics. According to the youths, a national chairman outside Anambra would serve APGA better, as the party had grown beyond being a state party.
The council asserted that the party needs to be restructured to have a national outlook. Isigozoro pleaded with Governor Obiano not to allow the party sink. He said: “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide frowns at the report credited to the national chairman of APGA, Dr Victor Oye, that the national leadership of the party would remain in Anambra after his tenure as very unfortunate and capable of destroying a party built as a third force in Nigeria.
“The current proclamation of Oye is at variance with the party’s slogan, ‘Be my Brother’s Keeper’, which Oye conspired with his co-travellers to harm. Does it truly mean that this party is now the sole property of Anambra people? “Does it mean that other Igbo people and Nigerians who had paid the price to build APGA are now slaves to Anambra State? “This ugly trend must be resisted, as we call on the Board of Trustees (BOT) chairman, Obiano, to use his good offices to thwart this evil plot or APGA is at the edge of political extinction.” He added: “We will raise the consciousness of Nigerians and Ndigbo that there’s evil conspiracy in APGA to use it to defraud Nigerians as witnessed in the last elections.