Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Godwin Ezeno, has advised Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, the National Chairman of the party Chief Victor Oye and Board of Trustees to save the party from total collapse, following outcome of primaries which he alleged was characterised by irregularities.
Ezeno, who contested the primaries of the party for Aguata 1 Constituency in the House of Assembly, which was declared inconclusive in an interview, drew the attention of the governor and leadership of the party on alleged massive irregularities and impunities perpetuated during the exercise. He urged them to immediately take action to rescue the party.
He alleged that the party has been inflicted with severe wounds that cannot be healed in a short time and advised the leadership of the party to act fast before it is too late.
“There were series of irregularities, gross injustice, violence, intimidation, harassment and physical assaults that characterised the exercises in various places, especially my constituency in Aguata 1. The exercise has affected the morale of many members of the party that something urgent has to be done, to restore the confidence of teeming members of the party.
“Something urgent has to be done to correct these injustice; it is necessary for our leaders to come together and bind such wounds, because there was a lot of injustices that were done in my constituency, Aguata South; the election did not hold, rather, red-eyed hoodlums invaded the place and chased away everybody and many people were beaten up. So it was in every other places in the state.
“The APGA primary elections has come and gone, but the memories and circumstances still remain very fresh in our minds. Many APGA faithful, including myself, are praying for our great party to survive the irregularities and impunities that characterised the recent primaries across the state. It is necessary for the national leaders of APGA to come together and bind the wounds from the onslaught before it is too late.”