APGA Crisis: Don’t insult Ojukwu –Uwazuruike warns Umeh
-Masterweb Reports (Submission By Emmanuel Uzor)
The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has warned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh over attacks on the family of the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
According to the MASSOB leader, “we warn Chief Victor Umeh to desist from dragging the name of Ojukwu in the mud. In as much as we are not interested in Nigeria, we will not fold our hands and allow anybody to degrade Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s family.”
Chief Uwazuruike further said “Chief Umeh has no right whatsoever to stop or persuade people not to attend a meeting in Ojukwu’s house. Ojukwu is highly revered in Igboland, his image and personality should not be dragged into selfish and rancorous politics.”
MASSOB also warned the APGA national chairman “to stop using Alhaji Shinkafi to insult Ojukwu’s family or we shall strip him naked and ostracize him for dragging Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s family name in the mud.”
All efforts to get Chief Victor Umeh’s reaction proved abortive as all calls put through his mobile phones were not responding as at the time of filing this report. Meanwhile, Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor on Parks and Markets, Chief Sylvester Nwobu Alor has said APGA has died under the leadership of Chief Victor Umeh.
Addressing journalists yesterday, Chief Nwobu Alor said the party died even before the death of the former Biafran warlord and leader of the party, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Nwobu Alor blamed the development on poor leadership. According to him, the party, under the leadership of the embattled National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh had not faired well, adding that the party had come to total collapse which only complete restructuring could save.
“All I am saying is that only a restructuring of APGA is good enough and it is being accepted by the generality of the people that we need to put APGA back on track because it is almost dead having lost almost all the seats in the National Assembly, the party is as good as dead.”
Nwobu Alor also accused the national leadership of trying to deceive the generality of the people that all was well with the party while “the party is dead and it died even before Ojukwu, so nobody should believe the death of the party began when Ojukwu died.”
On the recent meeting held in Ojukwu’s residence in Enugu, Governor Obi’s uncle maintained that the aim of the meeting was to brainstorm on possible ways of restructuring the party so that it could win elections in different parts of the country.
*Photo Caption - Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, MASSOB Leader.