Abia APGA power tussle gets messier as Alex Otti declares himself leader of the party in the state


The gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last 2019 election in Abia state, Alex Otti, says he remains a member of and bonafide leader of APGA in the state.

He again dismissed the purported suspension allegedly slammed on him by a factional leadership of APGA in the state led by Rev. Augustine Ehiemere.

Otti who spoke during an interview with newsmen in Aba on Sunday, claimed that the faction of APGA was sponsored by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party-led government in Abia, whereby the factional leadership attempted to withdraw the petition filed before the tribunal challenging the PDP candidate’s victory and the incumbent, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu but failed woefully.

Recall that the Augustine Ehiemere -led factional leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, had after the 2019 election, suspended Dr Alex Otti over alleged plans to use his political structure, Abia First Organization to destabilize the opposition party in the state.