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2015 Polls: APGA Endorses Jonathan’s Second Term Ambition

From Oyewale Oyelola

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term ambition.

APGA National Chairman, Sir Victor Umeh disclosed this during the party’s mega rally at Ekwueme Square,  Akwa on Saturday.

Umeh said the party has authorized the formation of (JJJ) support group for President Jonathan’s re-election.

According to him,  “APGA as a party has authorized the formation of support group for re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.  The group would mobilize Igbo people throughout the country to vote for Jonathan in 2015 presidential election.

“Democracy has come to stay with President.  We need to re-elect him for another four years.  President Jonathan is committed to conduct of credible, free and fair election in the country.  We can see that APGA won Anambra governorship election in free and fair election with wide margin.  PDP defeated APC in Ekiti while APC won in Osun governorship election recently.

“The President is humble and remain calm despite provocation by detractors. Let me emphasis that our party would contest all elective posts”, Umeh reaffirmed.

Speaking at the rally, the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano indicated that the reason APGA was asking President Jonathan to contest in 2015 was to enable him continue the transformation of Nigeria’s economy to meet the world’s standard.

“We are supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in recognition of his transformation agenda for the country.  However, APGA as a party would field candidates for other elective position except presidency in 2015 general elections”, Obiano clarified.

He hinted that all APGA candidates would emerge through Primary elections, yet, he noted its National Chairman, Umeh has been endorsed to contest Anambra Central Senatorial district election.

He defended former governor Peter Obi who was absent at the rally, explaining that the development was due to his trip to United States. He revealed that Obi who just resigned his position as the party’s Board of Trustees Chairman sent goodwill message.



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