Chief Victor Umeh, The incumbent National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance is set to step down as the Party’s chairman by the next National Convention of the party scheduled to be for Saturday, June 8, 2015.
Umeh failed woefully as he ran for Anambra Central Senatorial seat alongside Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress and Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party who finally emerged the winner.
The Senior Special Assistant to the National Chairman, Campbell Umehnzekwe, stated that the National Chairman and all members of the party’s National Working Committe may step down by Saturday, June 8< 2015 when the National Convention is slated to hold.
“Umeh is not going to contest as National Chairman of the party this time around, so that he will have more opportunity to better restructure the party,” he said.
Maxi Okwu and Charles Obidigbo who have been challenging and gunning for the National Chairmanship were advised by Umehnzekwe to step forward and contest for the position or any other position that interests them.
In his words: “This is the best time for Maxi Okwu and his co-travellers who have been in Supreme Court over the leadership of the party to come and vie for the national executive positions.”
The party leader vowed to give them his uttermost support in order to enable them clinch their ambitions in the party’s leadership.
He further addressed that with the present condition of the People’s Democratic Party, in the country, APGA remains the best party to provide a credible opposition in the country.
He hailed Umeh for his recalcitrant resistance towards collapsing APGA into APC.
“Several appeals were made to out National Chairman to join APC and surrender the certificate of APGA, but he refused because he was more interested in protecting the political legacy of Ojukwu than joining APC with the promised position.”