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Court asks Umeh to stop parading self as APGA chair

THE crisis rocking All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, deepened, yesterday, as an Abia State High Court sitting at Igbere, ordered Chief Victor Umeh to stop parading himself as the National Chairman of APGA pending the hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by five members of the party.

Justice U. Ononogbo, who gave the order, also directed that the order be served at APGA headquarters in Abuja by pasting the court processes at the party headquarters.

He also ordered that the court processes be served on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters, Abuja and adjourned the matter to December 18, 2014 for hearing of the motion on notice.

In another development, Nnanna Ukaegbu-led faction, of APGA in Abia State, yesterday, announced Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba, as the governorship candidate of the party in 2015 general elections.

Ukaegbu said Ufomba emerged from the primaries conducted by the party in Umuahia.

Former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti was also Monday declared as the winner of the party’s primaries to fly the APGA flag in the 2015 elections by another faction of the party.

Ukaegbu, who claimed Otti was not a member of the party, announced that Ufomba scored a total of 515 votes to defeat Dr. Otti who, he said, scored 47 votes and that there were 50 invalid votes. He said another aspirant, Chief Chikwe Udensi, withdrew from the race a week ago.

Ukaegbu said no congress was held by Dr. Otti’s faction of the party, alleging that what happened was “an attempt to bring fraud into APGA system,” which he said was resisted.

 

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