Controversial founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chekwas Okorie, having quit APGA and formed another political party, looks back at what he left behind, and, as far as he is concerned, the party is now a shadow of itself.
The founder and national chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in an interview with Sunday Sun, the first after the party was registered, said the UPP did not come on a platter of gold as they had to wait for a harrowing 27 days after the INEC board approved the party for issuance of certificate.
He however, has some words to say about the party which he left (APGA) after a protracted legal battle between himself and the embattled factional chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, over who is the authentic national chairman.
His words: So, if I, as founder with a heavy heart knowing the damage that has happened, returned the Certificated of Registration to INEC and retrieved the soul and spirit of the party to be reincarnated into the new UPP, nobody should be surprised… Now, it is no longer the carcass they are fighting over, they are fighting over a decomposing carcass. Look at what is happening to them, not just over who is the leader…”
Culled from the Sun