APGA SET TO FIELD PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
Ahead of the 2019 General Election, the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, rising from a critical deliberation announces the resolve of the part to field a presidential candidate. The meeting is held at the instance of Governor Willie Obiano who is the National Leader and BoT Chairman of the Party at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia. The Board members deliberate on, among other issues, the future of the party with specific attention given to the upcoming general election and the options facing the party.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi reveals that after due considerations based on popular demand by party members, the Party has resolved to field a Presidential candidate with the ticket zoned to the North while the Vice Presidential Candidate will come from the Southeast.
Alhaji Shinkafi who notes that with the goings on in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, APGA, having been founded on sound political principles, values, and ideology, will present a viable solution to the sociopolitical problems the nation is presently facing.
He emphasizes that the party is not contesting the presidential election for sake of notice but aside its right to contest every political position, the party is set to field qualified candidates to fly its flag and will also evolve strategies that will enable the party achieve the ambition of forming a central government in 2019.
It will be recalled that APGA fielded candidate for Presidential election in 2003 and 2007, when the founder of the Party and the late Biafra Warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu flew the party’s flag.
In 2011, the party had adopted the then President and candidate of the PDP, Dr Goodluck Jonathan as its candidate as well as in 2015. The action, the party has adjudged a
miscalculated political move.