- The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has accused Martin Agbaso of stealing N19 million from its secretariat
- The party said Agbaso burgled its secretariat on Thursday, August 4
- APGA also accused the party chieftain of carting away sensitive documents from the secretariat
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has accused a chieftain of the party, Martin Agbaso, of stealing N19 million from its secretariat last week.
APGA said Agbaso broke into the party's secretariat and carted away sensitive documents belonging to the party.
The national chairman for APGA, Victor Oye, on Monday, August 7, said Agbaso perpetrated the crime alongside some of his group members.
He further called on the Nigeria Police to arrest the party chieftain and members of his group involved in the act.
Oye said although the matter has been reported to the police for immediate action, Agbaso and his group should be made to face justice for the alleged crime.
He said: “The real owners of the party are here to consolidate on the gains we have achieved.
“What happened on Thursday last week was shameful, intolerable, wicked and illegal, but for us, they came when we were not there because we had closed from the office."
Oye added: “They broke into my office and took away N19 million which was saved to conduct primary election and other important documents.
“These people are nothing but hoodlums, criminals and their actions are intolerable. We are the real owners of APGA."
He further noted that he (Oye) took charge of APGA as the party's national chairman since June 2015.
He said that the court judgement Agbaso and his group were boasting of was granted in error.
“I was not joined in the case, my name is not there. I am not a defendant or a plaintiff and so was Agbaso.
“So, where did he get the judgment from to be acting national chairman when he was not even in the line of succession in the party?
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“He is not a member of APGA, let alone being a member of NWC. Go to the Constitution of APGA and you will see it; there was no convention for my removal, so what are we talking about?” he asked.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that thousands of APGA members defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Edo state.
It was also gathered that politicians from other parties including the United Progressives Party (UPP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) defected to APC.
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