ABIA 2023: APGA Chieftain, Udensi Bags Indefinite Suspension
The State Working Committee, (SWC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State Chapter has unanimously issued an indefinite suspension to one of the party Chieftains in the State, Sir Chikwe Udensi.
According to a release jointly signed by Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, and Sir Sunday Onukwubiri, the Chairman and Secretary of the party, respectively, as well as other members of the SWC, Udensi’s suspension was consequent on alleged anti party activities, liable to disrupt party’s activities.
Famousreporters.com recalls that Sir Udensi was one of the aspirants of the party’s Governorship Primary election held in the month of May, 2022, an exercise which had Prof. Gregory Ibe emerge as the winner, hence the party’s candidate in the forthcoming 2023 election.
Other allegations levelled against the former governorship aspirants, among others were, “sponsoring and supporting one Prince Nnanna Ukaegbu who was suspended from the party by the National Leadership of the party in 2014 against the party in Abia State”.
The SWC also accused Udensi of
publishing and distributing false articles and statements against the party, an action which, according to the committee, an action which the Committee said had misinformed the general public thereby ridiculing the image of the party in the State.
The SWC, therefore, warned the general public to dissociate themselves from the Udensi’s activities, hence he has lost his capacity as a member of the party.
Below is the release in detail:
STATE WORKING COMMITTEE (SWC) OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA) ABIA STATE CHAPTER:
IMMEDIATE AND INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF SIR CHIKWE UDENSI FROM APGA BY THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF APGA, ABIA STATE, PURSUANT TO ARTICLES 21 (1) (g) & (k); 22(2) (b-d) & (I) OF APGA CONSTITUTION
“Pursuant to a resolution of the State Working Committee of the All Progressives
Grand Alliance, Abia State Chapter dated the 2 day of September, 2022, the Leadership of APGA in Abia State hereby resolves as follows:
“1. That SIR CHIKWE UDENSI be suspended and is hereby suspended indefinitely from APGA with immediate effect pending the hearng and determination of his case by a disciplinary Committee set up by the party.
“2. That the State Secretary is mandated to communicate this suspension notice to SIR CHIKWE UDENSI in writing which shall be delivered to him through his WhatSapp Mobile Phone number.
“3 That the general public and relevant institutions should take note of this development and desist forthwith from having any dealings with SIR CHIKWE UDENSI in his capacity as a member of APGA.
GROUNDS FOR THE SUSPENSION:
a. By sponsoring and supporting one Prince Nnanna Ukaegbu who was suspended from the party by the National Leadership of the party in 2014 against the party in Abia State, thereby bringing the party to public odium.
b. By working with some undemocratic forces in Abia State to cause crises in the party, an act which amounts to gross violation of APGA Constitution.
c. By engaging in conducts which have brought the image of the party into public radicle and disrepute contrary to Article 22 (2) (d) of the Constitution.
d. By publishing and distributing to the media false articles/materials and Statements with the intention of misinforming the public that there is a crisis in the party and or factions within the party in Abia State contrary to Article 21 (1) (g) of the Constitution.
e. Divulging the proceedings and decisions of the party without express authorization thereby misinforming and misrepresenting to the public the decisions/proceedings of the party with the aim of causing disaffection and bringing the party to public odium and ridicule.
f. Flagrant disobedience of party constitution and decisions contrary to the constitution of the party.
1. Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, Chairman.
2. Sir Sunday Onukwubiri, Secretary
3. Bede Nmerem, Organising Secretary; Lucky Erondu, Zonal Chairman, South; Silas Chukwu, State Financial Secretary; Simeon Omeje, Assistant Publicity Secretary, among other 16 members of the SWC