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Abia APGA crisis gets messier as party calls for arrest of ex-state chairman over alleged impersonation

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All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Aba chapter has called on the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Janet Agbede to arrest a former chairman of the party, Augustine Ehiemere over alleged impersonation of the chairman of the party.

The Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, had on April 7, confirmed Prince Nnanna Ukaegbu as the authentic chairman of the party in Abia.

State chairman of APGA, Ukaegbu who made the appeal in Umuahia, disclosed that Ehiemere has been parading himself as the chairman of the party in the state despite a Court of Appeal judgment which confirmed him (Ukaegbu) as the authentic chairman of APGA in the state.

He warned the public against dealing with Ehiemere , Sunday Onukwubiri, Chukwuemeka Nwokoro and Lucky Erondu, stressing that the quartet were suspended by the State Working Committee of the party on August 30, over alleged misappropriation of N56 million belonging to the party.

Ukaegbu stated that the former chairman has been going around trying to divert the attention of the public over the matter, even as a  committee headed by Chief J. K Mong was set up to investigate the allegation.

He said; “APGA Abia State calls on the Commissioner of Police, Abia State to immediately arrest Augustine Ehiemere, Sunday Onukwubiri ,Chukwuemeka Nwokoro and Lucky Erondu for misappropriation of party funds and  impersonating me and the office of the state chairman of APGA Abia State Chapter in disobedience to the  enforcement of the Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, judgment of April 7, 2022.

“The attention of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) Abia State Chapter has also been drawn to radio announcements and online publication signed by one Sunday Onukwubiri and Augustine Ehiemere purporting to suspend individuals from our party and impersonating my good self and the office of the state chairman of APGA, Abia State Chapter.

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“The State Working Committee of APGA in a meeting held on August 30, 2022 at the state secretariat, 128 Aguiyi Ironsi layout, Umuahia, suspended Augustine Ehiemere, Sunday Onukwubiri, Chukwuemeka Nwokoro and Lucky Erondu for allegedly misappropriating N56 million belonging to APGA and set up a committee headed by J.K. Mong to recover the money.

“The purported suspension announcement by these individuals is shameful and a ploy to divert attention from their criminal activities.”

However, Ehiemere claimed that Ukaegbu’s tenure expired in 2014, stressing that he can no longer serve as the chairman of the party.

He also stated that Ukaegbu is being sponsored by the enemies of APGA to cause confusion in the party.