She said: “APGA is a party established for the purpose of advancing the political interest of the Igbo people. Merging the party with other political parties should not be a hush-hush matter. There has been no discussion or consultation among stakeholders.
The planned merger of 10 opposition parties has continued to attract angry reactions from APGA’s stakeholders.The APGA member representing Anaocha/Njikoka/Dunukofia Federal Constituency and the oldest member of the party in the National Assembly, Mrs Uche Ekwunife yesterday told newsmen after receiving an award as a Drug Distribution Advocate by Federal Ministry of Health at Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, that APGA had not merged with any political party.
As a major stakeholder and the oldest member of the party in the House of Representatives, I believe I should be in the know if there are such plans. I have not received any information from my governor nor has the national chairman contacted me about any merger talks. So, how do you shave a man’s head in his absence? For APGA to be part of any merger plan, there must be proper consultations as anything to the contrary will be procedurally wrong.”