*Senator Risks Expulsion From Party*
The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Imo State, is up for fresh turbulence since Senator Ifeanyi Araraume began his political romance with the All Progressive Congress, APC.
State Caretaker Chairman of the party in the State, John Iwuala in a bid to maintain grip of the party, had called for the expulsion of the senator from APGA.
Araraume is known to be backing another faction of the party led by Prince Henry Okafor.
He had been in the eye of the storm lately when pictures surfaced on the media showing him campaigning for APC House of Reps candidate for Okigwe South Re run, Miriam Onuoha.
This sparked the ire of the Caretaker committee who are bent on the Senator’s expulsion on the grounds of anti party activities.
This came on the heel of a meeting of the South East, South South Caucus of APGA held in Umuahia, Abia State capital which adhered to the recommendation of the Caretaker Committee in Imo State to have the senator expelled from the party. The recommendation is however subject to ratification of the National Working Committee, NWC
In a letter to the National Chairman, the Caretaker Chairman, Iwuala, among other things, alleged that the Senator is out of APGA and has joined the APC.
“Since after the 2019 election in the state in which Sen. Araraume flew the APGA flag as guber candidate and failed, he has deliberately and wittingly indulged in fanning the embers of discrimination, disunity and division which tend to undermine the party cohesion and competitive capability.
“He elevates his private campaign structure called the Destiny Organization above the general interest of APGA, whereby he has refused to bring the members of the party together, but prefers to hold meetings with the above private group with the view of relegating the party and obviously to destabilize it.
“It is no longer news that Senator Araraume has packaged himself and a few members of his support group to dump APGA and defect to his former party APC.
“In a recent campaign of the APC candidate for the Okigwe North re-run, Senator Araraume openly held the hand of the APC candidate in her campaign rally and declared his total support for her, urging people of the constituency to vote against his APGA candidate. (See attached picture of the event). According to the APGA candidate in the said election, Lady Engr. Uchenna Onyeiwu-Ubah, Senator Araraume boasted before her that he will frustrate her election and make sure she did not succeed.