By Ikeugonna Eleke
The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, says the party has concluded arrangements to send some of its members abroad for leadership training.
Oye disclosed this on Tuesday in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Oye who reviewed his four years as national chairman of the party, said the party had grown to a level where the welfare of its members should be given priority.
He said the first batch of the training would be for the 36 state chairmen of the party and the Federal Capital Territory.
‘We want everybody that feels aggrieved to bury their hatchet, let us work together. We need everybody, and in fact APGA is sweeter when we are more.
‘Some of the people who felt aggrieved have their reasons, but I use this medium to ask them to sheathe their swords and let’s work together because the future is very rosy.’
He said they would look at the welfare of members as they believed that the party had reached a level where it should be able to take care of its members, rather than politic all the time.
‘We are working with some agencies on how we can send our 36 state chairmen and others abroad for leadership programme so that they get developed intellectually and even administratively and acquire more skills on how to administer the party.
‘This is something we have been doing silently without announcing it, but this time we are going to promote it so that it will reflect our overall vision.
‘We are also looking at the intellectual capacity of the members. I believe that as you are giving to the party, the party should also give to you by ensuring that our members get the opportunity to go for intellectual development abroad on the party’s sponsorship.
‘We have a whole lot of things we have set out to do which I cannot espouse in this interview. We have very big plans for this party.
‘Our expansion plan will continue. We want to come out with a more elaborate plan on how to begin to win elections in Nigeria in a more concrete form. One of the ways to do that is building confidence in members, build cohesion and synergy here and there,’ Oye said.
He said the party had plans for a scheme for indigent members as its social corporate responsibility as a welfarist party, noting that the programme would instil discipline amongst members.