Onitsha — The ongoing reconciliation of factions in the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, yesterday took a dramatic twist as the chairman of Governor Peter Obi Campaign Organization, Chief Sylvester Nwobu- Alor, declared that there would be no reconciliation unless the national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, vacated his seat as demanded by stakeholders.
Alor, who was reacting to some newspapers reports credited to one Adams that the factions in the party had reconciled their differences, said no reconciliation ever took place nor existed.
" I have seen reports in some newspapers on reconciliation in the party, it does not exist. The fact of the case is that the entire stakeholders decided that the party should be restructured. And because the person responsible for the downward trend in the party has been identified, that is Chief Victor Umeh. "The totality of the membership of APGA decided that Umeh should vacate his seat as national chairman to allow for effective restructuring of the party.
"It is, therefore, not true that there is crisis in the party. What we are asking for is that the national chairman should vacate his office so that we could restructure the party and that will not amount to crisis.
"As far as the stakeholders are concerned, there is no option to the total reorganization and restructuring of the party. Therefore, the issue of reconciliation does not arise because there is nothing to reconcile."
Alor said the suits filed in courts were instituted in three courts by the stakeholders praying the courts to remove the national chairman whose tenure had expired in 2010 and was removed constitutionally but refused to leave office.
According to him, Mr Adams or any other person has no locus to withdraw a matter they did not institute.
He called on party members to ignore such claims in the media, insisting that there was no reconciliation whatsoever.