Thursday, 9 April 2015
Abia state APGA faction dumps ex Diamond Bank MD Alex Otti as gov candidate, adopts PDP’s Ikpeazu
Barely two days to the governorship elections, a faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia state have dumped the party's Governorship candidate and former MD of Diamond Bank, Dr Alex Otti & adopted the state PDP candidate Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as a consensus candidate.
At a press conference in Umuahia yesterday April 8th, the leader of the faction, Onapuruagu Prince Ukaegbu said Dr. Alex Otti (pictured) 'is not the governorship candidate of APGA in the state having obtained APGA expression of interest and nomination forms before purportedly becoming a ‘member’ of APGA”.
He added that the process leading to the emergence of Mr Otti as the party's governorship flag-bearer was not free and fair. He accused the National Leader of the party, Chief Umeh of single handedly fielding candidates for various electoral positions. However in a swift reaction, Mr Alex Otti took to his twitter handle this morning to denounce the claim by the faction.