As efforts to resolve the crisis rocking the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA} continue to meet brick walls, Ambassador Bianca, wife of Ex-Biafran Warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has warned that if the National chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh failed to retrace his steps, he would be rendered ‘a king without a kingdom’.
Speaking during a meeting of stakeholders of the party held in her late husband’s Enugu residence yesterday, Mrs. Ojukwu regretted that Umeh was absent at the meeting convened to find lasting solutions to the problems of the party.
“This party must function as a national party, we are calling on our governors to strengthen this party at all levels, we call on our national chairman, we are calling you to come back home, we want you to come back, the legacies of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu will not die in your hand, this party must move, this party must survive. If you do not retrace your steps, we will render you a king without a kingdom”, she said.
She disclosed that her late husband consistently called for the setting up of a reconciliation committee that would reach out to aggrieved persons who were frustrated out of the party, declaring that there was no internal democracy in the party.
While warning that time was running out, she stressed the need for all organs of the party at all levels to be restructured, regretting that most organs of the party were moribund.
Mrs. Ojukwu expressed dismay over what she described as destabilising comments of Umeh in the media, insisting that the comments were unacceptable.
The wife of the late APGA National leader used the opportunity to call for local government elections in Anambra State, when APGA was ready, and advised aspirants who paid money for the election to call for return of funds.
In a related development, a communiqué issued at the end of the one day meeting has called on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of APGA to organise a National Convention without further delay and arrange to conduct proper congresses throughout the federation.