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Looking closely to the Communique where the Chairman of the party usurped the functions of the SECRETARY GENERAL AND THAT OF THE PRO ,where he made a serving Governor the LEADER and BOT CHAIRMAN of APGA against the provisions of our constitution ,i want us to go into the constitution and see who violated what ,,APGA press

ACCORDING TO PROVISION OF APGA CONSTITUTION ,A SERVING GOVERNOR IS NOT PROVIDED TO BE ON THE BOARD OF BOT ,I PROVIDE THE RELEVANT SECTION AND IT QUOTE “(10) Board of Trustees
There shall be a Board of Trustees consisting of at least 24 members of unquestionable integrity drawn
from the six geopolitical zones of the country in whom all the movable and immovable properties of the
party shall be vested. The Board shall also include the following:-
i. All former National Chairmen and National Secretaries of the Party,
ii. All former Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Republic, produced by the Party
iii. All former Presidents of the Nigerian Senate and Speakers of the House of Representatives,
produced by the Party.
iv. Any such other members of the Party as may from time to time be nominated by the National
Executive Committee and ratified by the Party?s National Convention.

The constitution did not provide for the Chairman to write talkless of signing a letter not to talk about a communique for the party ,a communique is an extract from the Minute of meeting of NWC ,which was written by the Secretary General and the bones of the meeting shall be lifted by the SG and forward to the PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER whose office has the constitutional powers to carry on such duties ,here are the provisions of the Constitution “(12) National Publicity Secretary
a. Shall be responsible for Party information, promotional services and activities all of which must be
consistent with the Party constitution, manifesto and policies.
b. Initiate programmes for the general mobilization of the Party faithful and recruitment of new
members.
c. Organize seminars, workshops, rallies and campaign programmes for the attainment of the Party
objectives.

THE CONSTITUTION DEFINED THE DUTIES OF THE CHAIRMAN AND IT DID NOT EMPOWER HIM TO ISSUE OR SIGN COMMUNIQUE ,THIS IS THE PROVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION “ARTICLE 12
POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF OFFICERS
(1) National Chairman
a. Shall be the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the party and shall preside over the
meetings of the National Convention, the National Executive Committee and the National
Working Committee of the party.
b. Provide good and effective leadership to the Party.
c. Promote and defend the name, policies and programmes of the Party.
d. Be a signatory to the Account of the Party.
e. Direct the due execution of the programmes of the party.
f. Have powers to delegate his duties, give lawful directives to all officers, agencies, officials, and
members at all levels of the Party.
g. Have a casting vote in the event of a tie in the meetings of the party over which he presides.
h. Perform such other functions as may be assigned to him from time to time by the National
Convention, the National Executive Committee, and the National Working Committee.”

FROM THE POWERS OF THE CONSTITUTION ,A SERVING GOVERNOR OR ELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WHO WANTS TO SERVE AS AN OFFICER OF THE PARTY MUST RESIGN ,UNLESS GOV OBIANO RESIGNED AS THE GOVERNOR ,HE CANNOT SERVE AS BOT CHAIRMAN OR ANY OTHER OFFICER ,HERE IS THE PROVISION “ARTICLE 25
PROHIBITION FROM HOLDING DUAL OFFICES
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, any member holding a Party office at any level shall be
deemed to have resigned that position if he assumes any of the following offices:-
1. President of the Federation
2. The Vice-President
3. Governors and Deputy Governors
4. Ministers, Ambassadors and Special Advisers/Special Assistants
5. Members of the national and State Assemblies
6. Commissioners and Special Advisers
7. Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councilors of the Local Government Councils
8. Any full time employment or appointment in the public service.

THE above provisions of the Constitution shows clearly that the Chairman of APGA CHIEF VICTOR UMEH is not qualified to carry on as the CHAIRMAN of the Party ,and therefore he should be impeached and i provide “4. Punishment
Any member of the Party found guilty of any of the offences disclosed in this Constitution shall be liable
in any of or combination of the following punishment:
i. Reprimand
ii. Censure
iii. Fine
iv. Debarment from holding office
v. Removal from office
vi. Suspension from the Party
vii. Expulsion from the Party
Any person found guilty of any of the offences disclosed in this Constitution shall be punished in
accordance with this part based on the gravity of the offence.”.

The account of APGA for the past 8 Years is yet to be audited ,but this is the provision of the Constitution to that effect “ARTICLE 29
AUDIT OF ACCOUNT:
? The National Executive Committee shall appoint a competent firm of Accountants to audit the
Accounts of the Party annually and present the report of the audited accounts at the National
Convention.”

Source: Mazi Odera

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