. . . Threaten to Work Against APGA's Candidates
The aggrieved former ward chairmen of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) from Anambra Central Senatorial Zone otherwise known as the G21 have threatened to work against the party's candidates in forthcoming general elections.
Addressing newsmen in Awka the leader of group, Hon. Nzeakor Onyeka from Ukpo Ward I said the aggrieved ward chairmen numbering 109 served between 2002-2015 without empty stomach, noting that the group had resolved to work against the party and its candidates if nothing was done urgently.
'We have resolved that we and our supporters are not going to cast our votes for APGA in the forthcoming National Assembly Election taking place on the 16th of February, 2019.
Hon. Nzeako Onyeka who read the resolutions of the ex-APGA ward chairmen said they all worked tirelessly for the party and had expected that they would be compensated with appointments and other benefits but were disappointed that they were not recognised.
The group further alleged that between 2006 to 2015 the party allegedly received N20 million monthly from Anambra state government. They maintained that the total money received from the state government was two billion one hundred and sixty million naira.
They said during 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Grand Alliance realized the sum of sixty billion five hundred and nine million naira from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms and no part of the proceeds was sent to those at the ward levels of the party.
They said they were not happy that those at the ward level of APGA were schemed out from getting their own share of the money, pointing out that from their calculations each of the wards in the state would get a whopping sum of twenty-six million eight hundred and forty thousand four hundred and nine naira.
They however resolved that return the sum of twenty-six million eight hundred and forty thousand four hundred and ninety naira must be returned to all the wards in the state otherwise they would vote against the party in the forthcoming general elections.
They said they must without further delay apologize to all former APGA ward chairmen in four national dailies and also state when the party would give them their own share of the money realised from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms.