Former youth leader was sacked before his defection – APGA -GCFRNG
The Grand Alliance of All Progressives, APGA, in Anambra state, said on Friday that Magnus Eziokwu, who defected to the PDP People’s Democratic Party, last weekend at a ceremony in Asaba, Delta state, had been relieved of the position of state youth leader. following his appointment as Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano.
APGA State Chairman Sir Norbert Obi, while addressing reporters in Awka, said clarification was made necessary because Eziokwu claimed at the time of his defection that he was the APGA State Youth Leader.
Obi said, “Normally we shouldn’t have bothered with such news, except that we want to make things clear.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Comrade Magnus Eziokwu, while still serving as APGA State Youth Leader, delayed and secured the appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, which is contrary to Article 25 of the 2019 APGA Constitution. .
“Consequently, the party wrote to him when it learned of his appointment demanding his automatic resignation and when he did not, his deputy, Mr. Chike Odoji, replaced him in an interim capacity and in accordance with the Constitution of the APGA.
“This has been the position since May 2021. Therefore, it is mischievous on his part to continue to confront the PPD that bought him, as the state youth leader of the APGA, knowing full well that he was no longer in that position.
“We have no problem with him leaving the party if he wishes, but you shouldn’t mislead the public into believing that he was still our state youth leader when he moved to the PDP.”
APGA Secretary of State Tony Ifeanya corroborated the president’s statement and made available a letter he addressed to the former youth leader dated May 14, 2021.
Ifeanya’s letter Reference APGA / AN / 20/043 read: “It is to the party’s greatest surprise that despite the public notice dated August 29, 2017 to all party office holders in Anambra state against of the celebration of a political appointment of the government in the At the same time and that is contrary to article 25 of the Constitution of the APGA 2019, this section of the Constitution of the APGA is violated when making appointments in this Government of the APGA of the state of Anambra as Senior Special Assistant.
“Therefore, in this letter you are advised to honorably resign from his position as state youth leader of the party immediately. “In fact, it is considered according to our Constitution that he resigned on September 1, 2020 when he assumed this governmental appointment as SSA.