Niger APGA accuses Oye of trying to destabilise party
Urges Soludo to wade in, save party
Niger State chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has accused former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Victor Oye, of attempting to cripple the party in the state.
It, therefore, called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State to wade in and save the party from collapse.
Soludo is the only APGA governor among the 36 across the federation.
Secretary of APGA in Niger, Musa Garba, who made the position of the party known to The Guardian in Minna, lamented efforts of Oye to allegedly bring APGA to its knees in Niger.
Garba maintained that for 12 years, Niger APGA under the chairmanship of Alhaji Musa Liman made landmark successes, producing councillor and House of Representatives member for Rijua/Magama federal constituency, which inspired the late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu to personally visit the state to appreciate Liman.
He also explained that Liman, throughout his 12-year tenure, personally funded activities of the party at local and state levels, including sponsoring candidates for election without support from the national secretariat.
“Oye’s hatred for Niger APGA officials could be traced to the latter’s relationship with former Nigerian leaders, Generals Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar. Their closeness with the former leaders did not stop them from working for the party, which contested in all previous elections since 1999,” Garba said.
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