• Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis has hit the leadership of Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the State Working Committee (SWC) suspending the party’s state chairman, Rev Austin Ehiemere.

    The party anchored its reason on gross misconduct and violation of the party rules.

    The party’s secretary, Sunday Onukwubiri, who announced the suspension in Umuahia, said Ehiemere was alleged to be working against the directives of the national chairman of the party.

    According to Onukwubiri, the national chairman of the party had directed […]

  • Police take over APGA secretariat as suspended chairman resurfaces

    Police take over APGA secretariat as suspended chairman resurfaces

    Security was on Friday beefed up at the Anambra office of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) following the confusion over its chairmanship.

    The confusion came off a meeting attended by 17 of the 28-member State Working Committee (SWC) of the party which allegedly suspended the chairman, Chief Nobert Obi.

    The committee also announced the Deputy Chairman of the party in Anambra Central, Mr Tony Omeligwe-Elee, as the acting chairman.

    The members referred Obi to the relevant disciplinary committee set up in line […]

  • APGA fuses into UPP, pronounces party dead

    APGA fuses into UPP, pronounces party dead

    According to reports, the crisis ridden All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Friday fused the party into the United Progressives Party, UPP.

    It was gathered that sixteen of the 18 members of APGA announced the “political marriage” in Enugu after they had paid homage to the founding chairman of UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie.

    Apart from the 16 NWC members led by Chief Chris Ejike Uche, the delegate was also accompanied by other national leaders of APGA, including members of the Board of […]

  • I’ve no plans to leave APGA, says Obiano

    I’ve no plans to leave APGA, says Obiano

    Obiano was reacting to speculations in the social and traditional media that he may be on the way out of APGA for another political party.

    Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnachetta, Obiano said as the leader and chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of APGA, he is at present focused to make APGA a truly national party by building on the gains of the party not only in Anambra State but across the country […]

  • APGA Candidate Calls For Cancellation Of Edo Guber Poll

    APGA Candidate Calls For Cancellation Of Edo Guber Poll

    Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the ongoing Edo State governorship election, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, has called for the cancellation of the poll.

    While admitting that “the turnout was impressive because Edo people wanted change,” Osaro alleged that the exercise was fraught with financial inducement and violence.

    According to him,

    “The people were disenfranchised by the PDP and APC. This is not the democracy we laboured for, not the kind democracy we want to leave for our children.

    “I asked for […]

  • APGA accuses APC, PDP of rigging plans

    APGA accuses APC, PDP of rigging plans

    According to reports, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA), yesterday accused PDP and the APC of plotting to rig the election due on Wednesday.

    A statement in Benin city yesterday by its governorship candidate, Osaro Onaiwu, said that with less than 72 hours to the election, more disturbing facts and information have continued to reach him on efforts being made by both major parties to influence those in charge to help rig the election.

    Onaiwu said, the ruling party APC and the […]

  • ‘APGA can reduce bag of rice to N9,000’

    ‘APGA can reduce bag of rice to N9,000’

    According to reports, the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Monday said the All Progressives Grand Alliance would field a presidential candidate in the 2019 general election.

    Obiano, who is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, said if voted into power, an APGA national government would reduce the cost of a bag of rice to N9,000.

    He stated this in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during the inauguration of ‘Governor Willie Obiano Support Group’, Awka South Chapter.

    Represented by his […]

  • Edo guber: Why election cannot hold on Sept. 28 – APGA explains

    Edo guber: Why election cannot hold on Sept. 28 – APGA explains

    The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has said he would petition the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on why the governorship election fixed for September 28 must be postponed again.

    It said the governorship polls must be organized to accommodate candidates in the 2016 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examinations in the state.

    Governorship candidate of APGA, Mr. Osaro Onaiwu, said the September 28 date was not feasible because some students were expected to write Physics practical, Food Nutrition 1 and […]

  • APGA lauds FG over release of detained IPOB members

    APGA lauds FG over release of detained IPOB members

    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Victor Oye, has commended the Federal Government for granting freedom to some detained supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.

    Oye described the government’s gesture as bold, patriotic and surest way to peace and unity of Nigeria, which he said, was non-negotiable.

    In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday, he thanked everyone who was instrumental in ensuring freedom for the persons.

    He, […]

  • Biafra agitation product of frustration – APGA

    Biafra agitation product of frustration – APGA

    The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has said the continued agitation for the actualization of Biafra by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, is the result of frustration over perceived injustices in the country.

    Addressing reporters at the NUJ Press Centre, Awka, yesterday, as part of activities lined up to mark his 60th birthday and 30th anniversary of his marriage, national chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye, […]