Governor Peter Obi has described as unacceptable the statement that All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is dead, as credited to the Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime. Obi dismissed Chime’s sttement s flawed, adding that the party was a mass movement that would not die just by the Enugu governor”s mere pronouncement. “Just like the Mosaic law was engraved in the hearts of the Jews. APGA is engraved in the hearts of our people,” he said.
On the crisis in APGA, Obi said there was no crisis in the strict sense of the word, but a normal disagreement inherent in organisation populated and manned by the imperfect sons of Adam. “What we are witnessing is a minor understanding which we will get over. People and organisation come out of such stronger and more promising and such swill be APGA,” he said.
On his optimism about APGA, he said that APGA government were delivering democracy dividends to the people and as such, the party would remain the toast of the people. Obi was reacting to a statement credited to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, describing APGA as an unserious party without succession plan, and that once Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in the state resolved their differences, the governorship in 2014 would be a walkover.
Chime’s outburst came even as the new leadership of the PDP in South-East Zone led by Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) had reaffirmed its resolve and determination to ensure that the governorship positions of Anambra and Imo States, which the party lost to APGA, were reclaimed. Chime was also reported to have said that with APGA out of the way, the only way the PDP could take “what rightly belongs to us is for the party leadership to shun all member of candidates’ imposition in the next elections.”
Chime was also quoted as saying that records available to him had shown clearly that APGA no longer exists in Anambra State, which used to be its (APGA) stronghold
Source – Thesun