APGA new entrants push for congress

Some defectors to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State are pushing for fresh congresses to elect new officers of the party from the ward, LGA and State levels and also delegates that will take part in electing candidates for various elective positions.
But party leadership appears opposed to the idea, on the ground that it is unwise to remove party officers who have been with the party since the governorship went to the APC with the defection of Gov. Rochas Okorocha.
The new entrants are said to be uncomfortable with the development, fearing that one of the guber aspirants had a firm grip on the present party officers after allegely doling out cash and vehicles to the 27 local government chapters of the party.
A source in the party said APGA members in Imo State are apprehensive that most of the new entrants who are joining the party did so just to realize their ambitions and dump the party thereafter when they succeed in realizing their ambitions.
A top stakeholder in the party who spoke on condition of anonymity said they do not want a repeat of what happened in 2011 when Governor Rochas Okorocha used APGA to win the governorship contest only to dump it for the All Progressive Congress, APC and described APGA as a cultural organization thereafter.
APGA in Imo State has witnessed a huge leap in the state as it parades the highest number of governorship aspirants among all the political parties.

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