by Paul Osas
The resigning chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Imo, Chief Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe has said the yet-to-be registered All Progressives Congress, APC, was dead on arrival in Imo state.
Chief Ajumbe said as far as he was concerned, there was no APC in Imo State, adding that there couldn’t be APC in the state without ACN and ANPP.
He said that he enjoyed cordial relationship with members of his former party during the nine years he was in charge.
In a very hazy and unclear statement, Ajumbe said: “APC is a good party but the problem lies with its component parts. This is why I do not see any ray of light at the end of the tunnel in both the ANPP and APC. This is why I am constrained to leave both parties,” he said.
There are fears that this development portends failure for the new party.
Announcing his resignation, Ajumbe reminisced about his enduring love for the ANNP.
“I loved ANPP with passion when I joined it. I promised not to leave it despite its fortunes, for any other political party because we enjoyed freedom of expression and internal democracy”. He was, however, irked by some of the unpatriotic party men, who immensely benefited from the party, but bluntly refused or neglected to fund it.
Chief Ajumbe said he enjoyed cordial relationship with members of his former party during the nine years he was in charge, adding that whether or not the APC sees the light of day, he would definitely not join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.