The national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Oye who was purportedly removed on Tuesday has said that such removal comes every four years at election period.
In an interview in Awka on Tuesday Oye stated that there is no crisis in the party and he is still the substantive chairman.
One Mr. Jude Okeke was sworn in as new acting chairman of the party to replace Oye.
But while reacting, Oye said the purported swearing of Okeke was an unnecessary distraction and held no water.
He said: “I am the valid and substantive chairman of APGA, only the National Working Committee has the power to elect and swear in a National Chairman, so that is an unnecessary distraction by people who do not exist.
“It is what we see in every primary election, so no shaking. If this is a civilised country, they will be arrested and jailed. I don’t know them. Those people do not exist and I am surprised that people are giving them security’’ he said.
Oye said the party was now focused on conducting a transparent primary election on June 23 having successfully sold nomination forms, screened aspirants and made the result public.
He said the Ward Congress slated for June 15 and June 16 was progressing smoothly while assuring party faithful to remain calm.
According to him, the party was getting prepared for November 6 governorship election is progressing according to the schedule of our party.
He maintained that the party has concluded the nomination process and people who are uncomfortable have the window to appeal as provided for in our guidelines.
“APGA is focused and there is no crisis in the party, there is only one leadership led by my humble self as chairman,” Oye said.
Also the state chairman of the party Sir Nobert Obi and secretary Chief Tony Ifeanya said they do not know what was going on in Abuja.
Ifeanya said the ward Congress has been concluded and results being collated.