Local branch Leaves NAACP for GAAAP
The Sumter County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has decided to leave the NAACP after 56 years and form what they are calling God's Army for the Advancement of All People (GAAAP.)
Mathis Wright, the current president of the branch, says he and the executive board have left because of irreconcilable differences with NAACP State President Ed DuBose. Wright felt as if they were being treated unfairly and in a way pushed out because of it. Wright and the board are optimistic however saying their branch will no longer have to give some of the money they raise to the NAACP, they'll be able to keep it and fund more things for their now GAAAP members.
FOX 31 also spoke to Ed Dubose who said there were certain rules and regulations this branch was not following and therefore decided to leave. Dubose says nonetheless, he hopes the best for the new organization.
GAAAP will be holding their first official banquet Saturday April 20th at 6:00 p.m. at South GA Technical College.