The Abia APGA State Chairman-Elect Amb.Onukwubiri Sunday has invited everybody to join hands with him to reposition APGA as well as urged Chief Esere and his group to calm down and stop allowing the enemies of the party to use them to destabilize the party.
Ambassador Onukwubiri who disclosed this in Umuahia while interacting with Newsmen, said the national body conducted all the congresses from the Ward level to the State level and by the grace of God,he emerged successfully and however expressed surprised that few individuals who the party just gave tickets to run for State House Assembly are now being used as willing tools to destabilize the party.
In his words,” The Congress was well -conducted by the panel sent by the national leadership of the party,led by Anselm Chinedu Nebuife.
“They came and had the ward congress,they held the LGA congress and yesterday was the height of it in the State level,they conducted the State congress and I Ambassador Onukwubiri emerged as the authentic State chairman of the party from Ist of May,2023. I am presently the Abia APGA State Chairman-Elect”
According to him, few people planned to disrupt the State congress but they came late when we were leaving the venue of the congress.
In his words,”The congress was supposed to be held in the party Secretariat ,but few people wanted to cause problem and started organizing meeting at the party office without the consent of the State chairman Rev.Ehiemere and the State working committee of the party.They planned to disorganize the congress and to avoid blood shed,we made a shift of the venue to Demerit hotel at Amafor and all of a sudden,the same people Esere , Obialor Chinedu and their group came to the Demerit hotel and threatened to burn the vehicles.It took the effort of the management of the hotel to stop them .
” We left to the Paragon view hotel at Isi court because we have been organizing event there and our people waited until the national leadership arrived and we had the congress successfully and by God’s grace as soon as we finished and were exchanging pleasantries, chief Esere and Iyierioba Obialor came with knife .
” It was knife that they used to pieces our vehicles that is high level of desperation. We had just gave them tickets to run for the State House of Assembly recently ,they didn’t even send some boys ,they came on their own with knives to disrupt the congress.It is lawlessness .
” Even Iyierioba slapped a married woman because the woman is a widow,it was when we invited Ubakala police officers that came and rescue us from them”
He pointed out that the State working committee of the party in Abia zoned the positions to different areas, explaining that the position of State chairman was zoned to Abia North ,the position of the Secretary to Abia South, while the women leader position to Abia central.