The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has maintained that its 2019 governorship candidate, Alex Otti, remains suspended.
In a statement on Monday, the secretary of the party in Abia, Sunday Onukwubiri, berated Alex Otti over his alleged desperation to hijack the structures of the party in the state.
He said, “Dr. Alex Otti has been suspended from the party, and has no dealing with any chieftain of APGA. Attaching APGA to Alex is a misplaced norm because he was suspended on the 15th day of July, 2019. Only the National leadership of the party under Ozonkpu Victor Ike Oye can absolve him of that action of the state leadership.
“The party filed application to withdraw herself from Alex Otti’s petition and the tribunal refused us the application on the ground of filing late, we are not relenting on our disassociation from the processes, the courts are there for anybody to approach and get justice, it is only a client that has the right to withdraw from whatever matter he is involved, much more, a petition the party was not consulted and has no hands in it.
“Anything outside the Ehiemere led leadership of APGA in Abia State remains a big joke and can never thrive in the clothes of the party”.