The recent indefinite suspension clamped down on a former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sir Chikwe Udensi, has continued to receive wild acclamation as party faithful equally lauded the national leadership of the party for also suspending an erstwhile state chairman of the party, Chief Nnanna Ukaegbu.
Many card carrying members of APGA in Umuahia spoken to by our Reporter accused Udensi of deliberately destabilizing the party because of “some crumbs from the tables of his sponsors”.
They recalled that Udensi had in the past, precisely in 2015 before the governorship of that year, set up a parallel faction when the party’s electorates rejected him in the governorship primary and repeated the same misdemeanor in 2019, adding that he has returned to his antics in 2022 with the intension of destabilizing APGA.
“How can such a man be trusted? How can he be allowed to continue this streak of destroying a party built by our one and only Igbo leader, the late sage, Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu? It serves him right”, a respondent to our enquiries declared.
Meanwhile, a statement from the party suspending Sir Chikwe Udensi from APGA read inter alia: STATE WORKING COMMITTEE (SWC) OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA) ABIA STATE CHAPTER:
IMMEDIATE AND INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF SIR CHIKWE UDENSI FROM APGA BY THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF APGA,
ABIA STATE, PURSUANT TO ARTICLES 21 (1) (g) & (k); 22(2) (b-d) & (I) OF APGA CONSTITUTION
Pursuant to a resolution of the State Working Committee of the All Progressives
Grand Alliance, Abia State Chapter dated the 2° day of September, 2022, the Leadership of APGA in Abia State hereby resolves as follows:
1. That SIR CHIKWE UDENSI be suspended and is hereby suspended indefinitely from APGA with immediate effect pending the hearng and determination of his case by a disciplinary Committee set up by the party.
2. That the State Secretary is mandated to communicate this suspension notice to SIR CHIKWE UDENSI in writing which shall be delivered to him through his WhatSapp Mobile Phone number.
3 That the general public and relevant institutions should take note of this development and desist forthwith from having any dealings with SIR CHIKWE UDENSI in his capacity as a member of APGA.
GROUNDS FOR THE SUSPENSION:
a. By sponsoring and supporting one Prince Nnanna Ukaegbu who was suspended from the party by the National Leadership of the party in 2014 against the party in Abia State, thereby bringing the party to public odium.
b. By working with some undemocratic forces in Abia State to cause crises in the party, an act which amounts to gross violation of APGA Constitution.
c. By engaging in conducts which have brought the image of the party into public radicle and disrepute contrary to Article 22 (2) (d) of the Constitution.
d. By publishing and distributing to the media false articles/materials and Statements with the intention of misinforming the public that there is a crisis in the party and or factions within the party in Abia State contrary to Article 21 (1) (g) of the Constitution.
e. Divulging the proceedings and decisions of the party without express authorization thereby misinforming and misrepresenting to the public the decisions/proceedings of the party with the aim of causing disaffection and bringing the party to public odium and ridicule.
f. Flagrant disobedience of party constitution and decisions contrary to the constitution of the party.
1. Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, Chairman.
2. Sir Sunday Onukwubiri, Secretary
3. Bede Nmerem, Organising Secretary; Lucky Erondu, Zonal Chairman, South; Silas Chukwu, State Financial Secretary; Simeon Omeje, Assistant Publicity Secretary, among other 16 members of the SWC.
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