The national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance ( APGA), Chief Victor Oye has described the attack on him by the widow of the party’s former national leader, and, Ezeigbo Gburugburu, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, over her loss of the APGA ticket for Anambra South senatorial zone, as a misdirected aggression.
Stating that the party gave her all the necessary support to make her clinch the senatorial ticket during the primary, the APGA national chairman declared that Bianca Ojukwu owes him apology for the continuous attacks on his person after she lost the senatorial ticket.
He stated that the party leadership would have declared Bianca Ojukwu automatic senatorial candidate of the party in Anambra South if she had declared her interest for the ticket before others, including, Prince Nicolas
Ukachukwu and the Capital Oil and Gas boss, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah. “I was surprised that she (Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu) was attacking me negatively in the media. It was a mistake because she was attacking the wrong person.
I did noting wrong to her. People were sent to conduct primaries, and, they returned a result to me. The result returned to me showed that she participated in the primaries and she lost to Prince Nicolas Ukachukwu. She owes me an apology, a serious one for that matter”, Oye stated.
Besides, APGA national chairman said that all those aspirants who are alleging that they were shortchanged in the primaries, were merely crying wolf, stating that no aspirant was fleeced.
He stated that because the party had become a mass movement, especially in Anambra and other South East states, and, because most of the aspirants strongly believed that having APGA ticket is as good as having won the election in those states, most of them indulged in multiple purchase of the party’s forms, thinking that they would emerge as “automatic candidates, not knowing that during the primaries each person that purchased form would stand for the election.”
He stated that it is normal to have people who would feel aggrieved after party primaries, noting that the scenario cut across other political parties , including the All Progressives Congress ( APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP). Oye said that his leadership has already set up a reconciliation committee to look into complaints of the APGA members who are aggrieved and urged them to await the outcome of the committee’s job.