Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Following controversies that have continued to trail the alleged suspension of one of the Chairmanship aspirants for the upcoming Anambra State Congress of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Onyeka Mbaso on grounds of anti-party activities, events seem to have taken a new turn as the adhoc committee allegedly responsible for the said suspension exonorates self from the whole saga.
It would be recalled that an adhoc committee set up by the state chairman of APGA in Anambra Chief Norbert Obi and chaired by one Ogonna Obi had submitted its report on investigations concerning alleged anti-party activities levelled against one of the chief contenders for the position of the state chairman Owelle Onyeka Mbaso. This eventually led to his suspension from the party on 19th April this year which was a national public holiday.
Speaking to our correspondent in Awka on Wednesday, Mbaso disclosed that information reaching him revealed that the adhoc committee that masterminded his suspension has equally dissociated itself from the alleged antagonistic tendencies of the state chairman Chief Norbert Obi.
Mbaso however presented a statement credited to the adhoc committee chairman Mr. Ogonna Obi where he was quoted to have said, “That was not our recommendation. You can not suspend someone and ask for disciplinary measures. It’s the other way round. We returned the case back to them and me and my committee are not part of this deal.”
He described the whole episode as a calculated attempt to disqualify him from taking part in the forthcoming APGA state congress in spite of his sacrifices and commitments to the party at the state, national and diaspora levels respectively.
Mbaso therefore emphasized that his paramount concern was the growth and spread of the party especially at this auspicious time he believes that APGA is in dire need of leaders that would assuage the feelings of those allegedly betrayed by the incumbent leadership as well as chart a new cause for the party.