There are indications that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state may have concluded plans to dump the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the All Progressives Congress (APC). This comes on the heels of the suspension the National Chairman of the party, Victor Oye, on Thursday, October 6, by the National Working Committee of the party.
According to a member of the NWC of the party who pleaded anonymity, plea by Obiano to stop Oye suspension fell on deaf ears, it was reported. The NWC member said: “The governor was calling us to stop the suspension, but nobody listened to him. Now what we are hearing is that the governor may join the APC to realize his re-election next year. If that happens, you know what that means to our party. Obiano is the only governor we have in APGA.”
When contacted on the telephone, Emeka Ozumba, a senior special assistant to Governor Obiano on Media, said that he would not make any comment. He said: “It’s an APGA thing. We don’t engage on speculation. The governor is busy trying to realise his stimulus package on recession for the people of the state. “He signed several memoranda of understanding today. The issue you raised is not an issue the governor would like to react to. “Try and get APGA reaction on the matter, and leave the governor out of it. It’s APGA thing.” Sir Nobert Obi, the APGA chairman in Anambra state when contacted on the telephone, also said he would not want to comment on the issue now.
WSJ gathered that APGA National Working Committee had suspended Oye, for what it called gross misconduct. According to the NWC, Oye suspension was in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution, following alleged constitutional breaches and inordinate practices of the chairman and other national officers. Jerry Obasi, the deputy national secretary of the party, said the suspension was necessary in order to SAVE the party.