Two Chieftains of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Edozie Njoku and Matthew Ombugaku, have protested the procedure adopted by the party to elect its new national leaders.
The politicians expressed their discontent while briefing newsmen in reaction to the outcome of the convention in Awka on Sunday.
Njoku said he had campaigned massively across the country for the chairmanship position, but was surprised to hear a zoning arrangement which ceded the position to Anambra four days to the convention.
The politician from Imo state who said he had contested the position 2006, frowned at those who wanted to scuttle the convention through the court.
His words:“To me that election is a sham, how could they bring a list of single candidate for all position and ask people to endorse, I have been across the length and breadth of this country selling my candidature for the position of chairmanship and just four days to the election, they informed of a Kangaroo zoning formular’’.
Njoku queried why a chairman from Anambra should handover to another chairman from the same state after eight years in a party that famed itself as an Igbo or South East rooted party.
He further said that candidates for the two positions that were zoned to Imo were foisted on them as the chapter of the party in the state was not allowed to choose who should represent them.
In his opinion, Ombugaku a former Board of Trustees member of APGA from Nasarawa said the party’s election was not properly conducted.
“The outgoing chairman, Chief Victor Umeh had described the Saturday election as a smooth transition, pointing out that the team that emerged did only enjoy national spread but were worthy successors.
“Party leadership is a difficult task and I am sure we have put in place worthy successors that are credible and have the wherewithal to take our party to a greater level, God be with APGA,” he said.
The new APGA leadership would assume office effective on June 10 at the national headquarters.
APGA on June 6TH June, 2015 in Awka held a national convention and elected new party leadership to take over from the Chief Victor Umeh led executive.
The election which was a voice vote to confirm the single candidate cleared for each position produced Chief Ikechukwu Oye as chairman and Mr. Labaran Maku as secretary among others.

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