The planned merger of 10 opposition parties has continued to attract angry reactions from APGA’s stakeholders.
The APGA member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency and the oldest member of the party in the National Assembly, Mrs Uche Ekwunife yesterday told newsmen after receiving an award as a Drug Distribution Advocate by Federal Ministry of Health at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, that APGA had not merged with any political party.
She said: "APGA is a party established for the purpose of advancing the political interest of the Igbo people. Merging the party with other political parties should not be a hush-hush matter. There has been no discussion or consultation among stakeholders.
As a major stakeholder and the oldest member of the party in the House of Representatives, I believe I should be in the know if there are such plans. I have not received any information from my governor nor has the national chairman contacted me about any merger talks. So, how do you shave a man’s head in his absence? For APGA to be part of any merger plan, there must be proper consultations as anything to the contrary will be procedurally wrong."