APGA vows to challenge Buhari with presidential candidate in 2019
The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, on Tuesday said the party will field a presidential candidate in the 2019 general election.
He said the party would avoid the mistake of supporting candidates of other political parties as it did in previous election, where it did not present any presidential candidate.
Obi-Okoye, who spoke to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital stated that the National Working Committee of APGA had concluded on the party fielding a presidential candidate.
He, however, said that the party had not micro-zoned its presidential slot to any part of the country, but added that the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, was top in the party’s consideration for the ticket.
He said, “We have not zoned our presidential candidate to any part of the country. But since APGA is seen as a political party with Igbo interest, it’s natural that we may look for a presidential candidate within.
“His Excellency, the executive governor of Anambra has distinguished himself as a great party man with great achievements; so he is one of our best for the 2019 presidential race.
“But one thing is clear, we must field a presidential candidate in 2019. We won’t make the mistake of the past.”
Speaking on the Anambra Central Senatorial district rerun election, Obi-Okoye, a lawyer, said there were no longer any legal impediments stopping the poll.
He asked the people of the area to come en masse for the poll slated for January 13 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Reviewing the Anambra November 18 poll, Obi-Okoye said the people of the state voted for achievement and APGA as a political party which had performed over the years.