Gov. Obi Is Now APGA National Leader, BOT Chairman


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra as its national leader and Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BOT).

The Obi who is the only remaining APGA governor was appointed on Saturday at the National Executive Council NEC meeting in Awka.

APGA National Vice-Chairman, South-West Zone, Mr. Tayo Sowumi, who announced the appointment to newsmen said the appointment followed an earlier recommendation by the National Working Committee of the party in Abuja.

According to Sowunmi, “the motion was unanimously taken by all members of NEC present at the meeting. The council equally approved the appointment of 30 persons as members of the BOT who were nominated from the six geo-political zones of the country,” he said.

Adding, however, that “the appointment of the former Minister of Health, Dr Tim Menakaya, was stood down following objections raised by members at the meeting.”

Sowumi said a committee was set up to review the party’s constitution while the list of the members for the review was approved by the NEC.

He said the BOT chairman and secretary were also approved as members of the NEC.

“Members of the National Assembly who are members of APGA were approved as members of the National Executive Council of APGA,” he said, adding that the next convention of the party has tentatively been fixed for Feb. 15 next month.