Monday, 20 July 2015

APGA Laments Marginalisation of Igbos by President Buhari's Govt

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Chief Victor Umeh, the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has expressed dissatisfaction over the plight of Ndigbo in this current administration of President Muhammed Buhari.

Umeh who spoke in his country home , Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State,  after  triple celebration  of his successful exit as the APGA national  chairman,53rd  birthday  and 25th marriage anniversary, said that he would   take  break for a short period  but will  return to continue to  champion  the true cause of Igbos in Nigeria.

He therefore called on President Buhari [post_ad] to quickly utilise his good offices to accord Igbos what truly belongs to them accordingly, not minding their voting pattern at the 2015 presidential poll, because according to him, South Easterners are in a precarious situation and desperately in search of who would salvage them, even as he assured the President that Igbos are trustworthy people who would never forget their helpers come what may.

The ex-APGA National Chairman, however, blamed the Senators and members of the Federal House of Representatives of Igbo extraction, stressing that they pursue selfish agenda to the detriment of the people they are representing.

“As leaders they ought to be  brave, courageous and fearless to effectively represent their people. But these qualities are lacking in most of the representatives  of the people of South East in the National Assembly”, he maintained.

Reminiscing over his tenure as APGA National Chairman, Chief Umeh said it was a tortuous and difficult journey but patted himself at the back and other members of the National Working Committee (NEC) of the party  for  building a strong and virile, which   has  become  a well respected party in the country and has  won governorship elections in  two  states until  Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).

He assured that by the time the various Election Petition Tribunal wound up, the party would have recovered the governorship seats of Abia State and a number of Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats.

Earlier speaking in a church service, the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano implored the State former governor, Chief Peter Obi to return to APGA as they were ready to welcome him back whole heartedly if he showed willingness to return to the party.

Obiano, who equally extended hands of friendship to all former and new members of the party said: “Our government came to being through the combination of Peter Obi and Victor Umeh on one side; and the people on the other, but unfortunately, Obi left us. But Umeh and the rest of us have resolved to stay back and build a stronger, greater and better party. So, we want all our members back. We are willing to welcome anybody who wishes to return, including Obi”.



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