The All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) ,Abia state, has described the suit seeking the disqualification of its governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Dr. Alex Otti, as frivolous and lacking in substance.
Factional chairman of the party in the state, Chief Nkem Okoro , explained that the APGA governorship candidate had presented a ‘watertight case with facts’ at the tribunal to prove that the election in the state was marred with irregularities and should not stand.
He alleged that the Rev. Augustine Ehiemere led faction had collected money from the Abia State government and filed a suit at the tribunal seeking Otti’s withdrawal from the governorship suit.
” In Abia, it took a fierce battle by our governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, and other Progressives to stop arrangements to sell the governorship ticket to an agent of the Abia state government as against Otti who was the choice of the masses.
“In a leaked conversation involving the leaders of the renegades in Abia APGA, they collected money from the PDP and filed their frivolous suit in court seeking the withdrawal of APGA from the governorship case.
“They hired a well known PDP man and agent of the state government as their lawyer. The said lawyer appeared as a witness for the PDP against APGA in the ongoing governorship case.”
Okoro further stated that the enemies of the party had chosen to spit on the grave of APGA’S legendary leader,Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu,by seeking to destroy the party for personal gains, but has been defeated.
“The election in Abia was a charade and a mockery of INEC and electoral guidelines. The distrusted party leaders should quit the party or seek for forgiveness after their inglorious betrayal. They have spit on Ojukwu’s grave by seeking to destroy APGA .We have no choice but to stand up to the challenge and defeat them for the good of our people.”