APGA Not Working for Buhari – Oye

. . . May Suspend Ojukwu’s Widow Over Attacks on Party

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye, has debunked insinuations that the leadership of APGA, with Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as its board of trustees chairman, has resolved to work for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, reports Ikeugonna Eleke.

Oye, who spoke to journalists during a press briefing held in his country home, Amawbia, said the party had its own candidate and would not work for any other party. This was even as he warned the wife of the eternal leader of the party, Bianca Ojukwu, to desist from attacking the party or be sanctioned.

The chairman was speaking to reporters over a recent courtesy visit of some members of APGA to President Buhari, pledging to help him actualize his reelection bid next year.

But Oye insisted the party was not working for APC or Buhari, describing such insinuations as nonsense.

‘We are working for ourselves. Our members have the right to support anyone, but APGA, as a party, is not supporting Buhari.

‘We have a candidate, Gen John Gbor, and we are working hard to market him to the people. He is the most qualified of all those running for the position of president of Nigeria, and if I were Nigerians, I would vote Gbor,’ Oye said.

The chairman debunked allegations that he collected large sums of money from aspirants wishing to run for elective positions on the platform of APGA, saying that such allegation was untrue.

‘I challenge anyone who says I collected money from him or her to come forward and say so.

‘All monies for the primaries, including sale of forms for aspirants and delegate elections, were all paid into the party’s bank account.

‘It may surprise you that all monies paid into the account of the party are documented and can all be accounted for,’ Oye said.

He warned that APGA would not sit down and watch those he described as dissident members run down the leadership of the party, noting that there was a limit to how much they could be pushed.

Oye also warned the wife of the leader of the party, Amb Bianca Ojukwu, against engaging in anti party activities, saying that if such continued, the party would have no option than to suspend her.

‘Bianca has been attacking me since after she lost the ticket of the party, but I am sure we did not wrong her. The party even supported her, so only she can explain why she lost.

‘She owes me apology for all the attacks, and the party can even suspend her if she continues to engage in anti-party activities,’ Oye said.