Sunday, 20 April 2014
APGA Officials Exchange Blows With Each other In Abuja [PHOTO]
Some members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) engaged in fisticuffs at the party’s headquarters’ secretariat at Librevile Street, Wuse, Abuja.
According to report, the party’s national chairman Chief Maxi Okwu, the governorship candidate in the Anambra 2013 election, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, and other members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) yesterday arrived at the party’s headquarters only to meet a stiff resistance from former Secretary of the party Alhaji Sani Shinkafi and few of the personal aides of the former National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh.
A verbal war then ensued between Shinkafi and some APGA faithful, leading to a physical confrontation.
However, the party’s national chairman intervened before the matter escalated warning that anybody that engaged in fights stand the risk of prosecution, adding that as a disciplined political party, APGA should not be seen as behaving as hooligans.
Speaking to journalist after the incident, Chief Okwu explained that they had come to make sure Chief Victor Umeh and Alhaji Sani Shinkafi obeyed court orders.
“We are here to serve form 48 on Chief Victor Umeh and Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, which is the first proceeding in contempt of court. They have evading service which we decided to come and paste at the premises of the APGA headquarters,” Okwu said.
The national chairman explained that the resistance by Umeh’s aides was their way of obeying last orders pointing out that “we are not here to fight, that is what I have made those with us to understand, this is a peaceful party; they are obeying last orders.”