The Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State-led faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has finally reconciled with the Founding father / National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, Chief Chekwas Okorie.
The sudden and historic reconciliation took place last Tuesday at the Enugu residence of Chief Okorie, who is now the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party(UPP).
Until the peace meeting, Okorie had severely boasted that he left with the Soul of APGA, a development widely believed to have made it difficult for the party to function well as it had been engulfed by crisis.
In his speech at the occasion, the interim National Chairman, Chief Maxi Okwu, who led the APGA delegation, disclosed that the aim of the visit was to apologize to Chief Okorie over the injustice he suffered that led to his removal as the party’s national chairman.
Chief Okwu, therefore, urged Okorie to forgive and forget as he is a practicing Christian who should teach others to forgive.
Reacting, Okorie who literally shed tears, and full of emotion as his speech lasted, said he was glad that his vindication came while he was still alive.
The UPP boss recalled how he was frustrated out of the party through selfish propaganda, expressing regret that despite the 25 attempts made in the past to settle the crisis in APGA, those who were working against him never gave peace a chance.
His words: “It is on record that twenty five attempts were made to make peace so that APGA will remain, but all of them were rebuffed. We attended all of them but they did not attend one.
I am so happy today that I am alive to see my own vindication; this visit is significant to me in so many ways. If you check both DNA of both the APGA and the UPP, they are the same thing”.
Continuing, the UPP boss further said: “Today, we are debunking the belief that we are incapable of reconciliation. I will say in the spirit of Easter that we shall forgive one another”.