APGA POISED TO TAKE OVER THE POLITICS OF NIGERIA
BY: Ekwi Ajide
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has been described as the vehicle for delivering credible democracy in Nigeria.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, gave the description at the second APGA Quadrennial retreat/seminar tagged APGA: Looking back, charting the course for the future.
The governor was represented by his Special Adviser on political matters, Sir Ifeatu Obi-Okoye.
Addressing the assemblage, governor Obiano, stressed that the party had maintained the highest sense of duty not deterred by unnecessary distractions and urged them to provide the much needed credible democracy for Nigeria and Nigerians.
The governor said he envisions a better, brighter and more powerful future for the party, and enjoined members to live up to the challenge of filling the gap as a critical movement for the people.
On his part the National Chairman of the party Chief Victor Ike Oye cautioned that any member who takes the All Progressives Grand Alliance to court, looses membership automatically.
Ozonkpu Oye, who was full of praises for Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for his contributions to the growth of the party, said as part of measures to entrench discipline in the party, the Imo State Executive Committee has been suspended over allegations of gross misconduct while crisis in some State chapters like Akwaibom, Kaduna, Plateau, Lagos, Abia had been resolved.
He stated that within the four years of his administration, there have been glaring results through improved party machinery and administration, victory over division, enforced party discipline, aggressive membership drive among others.
The National Chairman also revealed that the party now has ten seats in the national assembly, three council seats in Niger State, six seats in Imo State House of assembly, won overwhelmingly in the Anambra State House of Assembly while recording the twenty one over twenty one victory in Anambra in 2018 governorship election and Anambra Central Senatorial rerun election.
In a remark, the National Secretary of the party, Chief Labaran Maku stated that the problem of Nigeria today is hinged on political, tribal and religious intolerance which according to him, APGA as a movement of the people has the capacity to correct.
He cited the Anambra example under governor Obiano calling on other state governors to emulate him for a better Nigeria.