The Young People Progressive Party in Abia State has denied the report that it has collapsed its structures in the state, to join the Labour Party.
The YPP made this known while reacting to the reported appointment of its State Chairman, Chimezie Nelson as a Senior Special Assistant to the transition Chairman of Umuahia North LGA, Victor Ikeji, in a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Bestman Eruba.
Eruba said the appointment of the State’s YPP Chairman into LP-led administration should not be considered the end of the YPP in Abia State but should be regarded as a personal decision taken by an individual member of the party.
The party scribe further explained that the YPP was not in any official alliance with the LP and did not intend to do so.
According to him, the State Working Committee and the leaders of the party would soon meet to review the development and take appropriate action on the development.
Eruba however advised the teeming members and supporters of the party to disregard the Allied allies with the LP.
The Chairman was reportedly appointed as a Senior Special Assistant on Revenue Mobilization to the Mayor of Umuahia North LGA, Victor Ikeji.
He was quoted to have declared himself as “one of you” while addressing some other officials of Umuahia North upon resumption of duty.
Reacting to the development, Eruba said: “We are a party with distinct ideology and principles as enunciated in our constitution; accordingly, the decision of the party chairman cannot be deemed as the collapse of the most prosperous party in Abia State."