BY ABUCHI IFESINACHI, AWKA National
Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief (Sir) Victor Umeh has described Chief Martin Agbabso defection to the People’s Democratic Party as an act burn out of selfish interest,which does not potent good leadership quality.
He said the former APGA leader in Imo state is a lone ranger in his adventure,who never have the support of major party stalwarts in the state.
The APGA National Chairman disclosed this at the 7th Deanery Convention of Saint Mathew Catholic Church, Amawbia, Anambra state. revealing that Chief Agbaso does not control the political clout he claims to have in Imo state.
Chief Umeh debunked the allegation attributed to Chief Agabso that he has with him over 98 per cent party members of the APGA in Imo state, said it’s a figment of imagination that does not represent the true situation in the state.
‘’ Agbaso defects to PDP alone with his family members, I want to tell you all that major stakeholders in IMO/APGA still remain with the party, even the honourable member representing Agbaso in the state house of assembly did not join him in the defection to the PDP’’
‘’He is just a selfish leader whose interest he feels overrides that of the party, He sees that the party was not ready to give him the automatic ticket to run for governorship seat in Imo state, that is why he feels he could seek such ambition of his elsewhere’’
‘’As far as we in APGA are concern, we wish him well in his sojourn but assure you people that in a fortnight time, over 7,000 All Progressive Congress members in Imo state have concluded plans to decamp to the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA’’ .
‘’APGA is very strong in Imo state, we are very sure that we are going to wine the remaining four states of the south eastern zone of the country come 2015 general election’’ Umeh assured.
It would be recalled that Chief Martin Agbaso had on 16th October, 2014 defected to the PDP, claimed to have left with over 98% APGA party faithful and apologised to the people of Imo state for presenting the incumbent Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in the 2011 elections by mistake.