Barrister Tex Okechukwu, the party’s factional National Publicity Secretary, has chastised Chief Chekwas Okorie for his recent outbursts against the party’s factional National Chairman, Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye, over the party’s leadership squabble.
Remember that Okorie, the first national chairman of APGA, claimed on Monday, while briefing journalists in Abuja, that the latest round of internal wrangling in APGA was allegedly hatched by disgruntled elements who were dissatisfied with the Supreme Court’s unequivocal recognition of the Edozie Njoku-led National Working Committee as the party’s authentic leadership organ.
He also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of skirting around the Supreme Court’s decision.
The Party chieftain explained that the Court had affirmed the 2019 APGA national convention in Owerri, Imo State, which elected Edozie Njoku as National Chairman and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) as Party officers, as lawful and binding.
Okorie went on to say that Victor Oye had no claim to any lawful party convention that would have legitimised his emergence as the party’s National Chairman for a second term.
In a statement released on Friday, Okechukwu stated that the party leadership would not “waste time on issues of these meddling interlopers and political marauders, who are sponsored to operate shamelessly on social media and on some televisions.”
He believes “they may be justifying their reckless publication on the basis of fair hearing.” The truth is that a fair hearing is determined by the courts.”
He claimed that Chekwas Okorie and Edozie Njoku were not APGA members and should not be allowed to mislead the public.
Okechukwu went on to say that Okorie was fired from the APGA in 2003, had joined another party, and should not be listened to by APGA members.
“How could these scumbags not find something else to do?” “Believe me, they will receive the products they ordered very soon,” he said.