Chief Chekwas Okorie, the founding national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, hinted at his comeback to the party on Saturday.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the Igbo leader quit the party years ago due to irreconcilable disputes with the party’s then-head, Senator Victor Umeh.
He founded the United Progressives Party, or UPP, before defecting to the All Progressives Congress, or APC.
On Saturday, however, APGA’s new national chairman, Chief Edozie Njoku, took members of the Party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to Okorie’s Enugu house, where they apologized for all the harsh treatment he had received.
They requested that he come home and not forsake his child.
Although Okorie was not exact in response to their return, he declared that they would get a favourable answer, and went further to say that new dawn beckoned for APGA.
“I’m so happy to recite the APGA slogan again; I must tell you that I’m a bit emotional, with everything said by the national chairman, Chief Edozie Njoku who has just been confirmed by the Supreme Court and recognized by the INEC.
“Even if my heart is made of stone, I’m touched, you have melted it; however, on APGA matters, my heart can never be made of stone.
“APGA is a victim of political brigandage carried out by political buccaneers. But today, God has rescued APGA, the days of the locust is over. We are going to build back APGA and people like Victor Umeh must be checked because he is a human virus.
“I will consider what you have requested and I assure you of a very favourable answer after I consult with all those who stood by me these years.
“However, I will not keep you waiting for too long. Nigerians will hear from me within the coming week.”
Earlier, Njoku and the APGA NWC members said the essence of the visit was to apologize to Chief Okorie and bring him back into the fold.
“We are here today to say that APGA is sorry from the bottom of our hearts. We apologize profusely for the injustice you suffered.
“A Supreme Court judgement this week confirmed us as the authentic leadership of APGA and this is our first outing. We are here to say that APGA is your home, APGA is your baby, please come back to your home,” Njoku said.
He declared that APGA was not an Igbo party but a national political platform for the marginalized people from across the country.
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