The Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in in 2015 election, Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba, has called on all the warring factions in the party to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance for the party to grow.
Reacting to what he called the purported sack of APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Ike Oye, Ochiagha Ufomba said in a statement that: “It is most saddening and worrisome to some of us who have paid our political dues that APGA has remained in the news for all the wrong reasons, thereby deepening the perennial circuitous game of intra-party
conflicts, incessant litigations, instability, and the penchant for sack and dump.”
He said as a critical stakeholder, a governorship candidate and a one-time National Reconciliation chairman of the party, who played a major role in resolving past conflicts within the party, “I would seriously caution parties to the current imbroglio to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance and watch the party grow.”
Noting that though the current leadership may not have satisfied the wishes and aspirations of all members or the intendment of the party itself, he said the chairman being a cerebral, tested and trusted politician, chances are that he would steer the party out of the doldrums and deliver on set goals, and party, rather than individual objectives.
“Under the watch of the current leadership, and for the first time, the party has won elections in the Federal Capital Territory, Bayelsa, Abia and particiapated in all elections outside the South-east. APGA under the current chairman is well positioned to genuinely reconcile all aggrieved members, provide the much needed political platform for Ndigbo and take politics in Nigeria to the next level. This should be the preoccupation of all party faithful.
“Consequenty therefore, we must stop scavenging for petty reasons to halt this movement, eschew bitterness and vendetta, remain vigilant, committed and selfless in service as APGA remains the new deal and symbol of the Igbo race,” he said.