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The immediate past interim Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Annie Okonkwo, has resigned his membership of the party, alleging the party has no good intentions for the South-east people.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the party had suspended Okonkwo on January 6 this year over what it described as anti-party activities during the Anambra 2013 governorship election.
Okonkwo, in a statement he personally signed yesterday, said he resigned his membership because of the party’s scruffy promises, lack of internal party democracy and clannish and sectional disposition of the leadership.
But according to him, “My suspension was investigated by Senator Kabiru Gaya’s Committee and exonerated me from all allegations.
“I stepped down my gubernatorial ambition for peace to be in the party but instead of being hailed for this sacrifice, I was hunted and hounded which orchestrated my suspension from duty as Deputy National Chairman (South) on a trumped up petition of anti-party activities,”
“The National Chairman of the party is aware of my involvement in the formation of this party from the onset when all members were given the onerous task of setting up a party to epitomise change.”
“I committed myself financially, mentally and socially. I believed firmly in the lofty ideal we had jointly and severally set for ourselves.”
“The conviviality, genre and comradespirit I had hoped for among the progressives in the formation of this party has taken flight. What I see now is a gathering of non progressives that do not have the interest of the party at heart hence my decision to quit the party.”