APGA a local party, Uba shall reclaim his mandate from Soludo – Anambra APC

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The All Progressives Congress in Anambra has declared that APGA is a local party which shouldn’t interfere in their internal dispute. The party stated that in no distant time, Andy Uba, their flag bearer in the November 6 governorship election shall reclaim his mandate from Soludo.

On the other hand, the rift between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and Senator Andy Uba over leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State was allegedly settled by the National Working Committee (NWC).

This was contained in a letter to the heads of security agencies in Anambra State by the APC Secretary, Caretaker /Extra Ordinary Convention Committee, Senator John James Akpanuudoedehe.

The party affirmed that Basil Ejidike remained the APC Chairman in Anambra.

The letter reads in part: “In recent times, the national secretariat of our party has been inundated with reports of activities of some dissidents and fifth columnists within the fold of our party in Anambra State.

“Therefore, this correspondence becomes imperative, not only to clarify the fact that there is no faction of our party in Anambra but also to call on your office to use the resources at their disposal to curtail such nefarious activities and bring the culprits to book.”

Speaking with reporters shortly after the distribution of Christmas rice to party members, Ejidike appealed to all aggrieved members across the 21 local government areas to embrace peace.

He urged them to embrace the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanisms.

“It is bad to allow a local party like the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to be interfering on issues affecting a great party like APC that controls the centre.

“The leadership of the party in the state under my watch will not continue to tolerate acts that will mortgage the future of the party,” Ejidike said.

He restated that the party and its candidate in the November 6 governorship election, Senator Uba, will not relent until they reclaim his mandate from APGA and its candidate, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, who was declared the winner.

A vote of confidence was passed in Ejidike by party leaders from the three senatorial districts and 21 local government areas.

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