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APGA SWC denies existence of faction in Abia

APGA SWC denies existence of faction in Abia - the state, SWC, said that, faction, APGA

Working Committee () of the All Progressives Grand Alliance () in Abia, has there is no in the party at and national levels.
The led by Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, said this at a news briefing in Umuahia on Saturday while reacting to a media report insinuating that the party had split into two factions.
It contended that contrary to the media report, “ has only one recognised SWC in Abia, under the leadership of Ehiemere.”
Ehiemere-led state executive committee (EXCO), had, on July 15, suspended the 2015 and 2019 governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Alex Otti, and expelled one Mr. Nkem Okoro from the party for alleged anti-party activities.
Okoro was said to have emerged as the chairman from a parallel congress organised by a of the party loyal to Otti.
Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, the Publicity Secretary of the Okoro-led faction, in a swift reaction to Otti’s suspension, Ehiemere-led exco lacked the power to suspend or expel any member of the party.
Uzoukwa claimed in his media interview in Umuahia that Ehiemere’s group was replaced by Okoro’s new state executive.
In the SWC’s reaction to Uzoukwa’s claim read by its publicity secretary, Mr Felix Nkoro, it said that “it is doubtful if Uzoukwa is even a member of APGA.”
It pointed out that Uzoukwa’s name could not be found in the party’s register.

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