Senator Annie Okonkwo Quits All Progressive Congress (APC)

By KayCee July 1, 2014 07:20

Senator Annie Okonkwo, who served as the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All progressive Congress (APC) has quit his membership of the party.

Okonkwo, who is also the President of C21, an Igbo socio-political group in a statement he signed yesterday, said he resigned his membership because of the party’s scruffy promises, lack of internal democracy, clannish and sectional disposition of the leadership, adding that APC had no good plans for the South-East people.

 His words:  “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 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 comrade spirit I had hoped for amongst the progressives in the formation of this party has taken a 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.

 “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.”



By KayCee July 1, 2014 07:20