Chief Victor Ike Oye, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is of the opinion that the perceived crisis rocking the party will only strengthen and reposition it for the future.
Oye revealed that much in a letter he sent on Saturday to the chairman of APGA in Abia State, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, titled “Don’t pay evil with evil”.
In the letter Oye said there was no doubt that the crisis in the party has strengthened the resolve of the leadership of the party to restructure and restore its lost glory.
He also condemned the alleged recent invasion of the party secretariat in Umuahia, Abia State by some thugs.
“There is no doubt whatsoever that the untidy event of June 7, 2019 has succeeded in strengthening our resolve to restructure the party and restore the years eaten by locusts,” he stated.
Oye said it was unfortunate that the invasion came barely one week after the party held national convention and was settling down to reposition the party to assume its rightful position as the third largest party in Nigeria.
Oye’s comments comes days after no less than 3,000 chieftains of the APGA jumped ship to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Reports say some of the members who defected included House of Assembly candidate for Umuahia North constituency of Abia state in the last election, Chief Chukwuemeka Utah.