- A retired army officer, Major General John Gbor, has picked presidential of the APGA
- Gbor vowed to reunite Nigerians if elected as the next president of the country
- The national chairman of APGA, Victor Oye, noted that the party would soon take over from the APC and the PDP
A retired army officer, Major General John Gbor, on Sunday, October 7, secured the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2019 presidential election.
In acceptance speech, the APGA presidential torchbearer, Gbor promised to reunite the people of the country, whom he said are divided, Vanguard reports.
He also vowed to put into bear his military experience to end the perennial clash between the Fulani herdsmen and the framers, which of recently resulted in deaths of innocent Nigerians.
General Gboh, who unveiled a five pointy agenda with which he promised to transform the nation, said he will return the nation to practice true federalism, with each federating unit controlling its resources.
The national chairman of APGA, Victor Oye, said the party’s profile was waxing stronger by days, making it the third largest party in the country after the All Progressives Congress.
Oye stated that the APGA would soon take over from the ruling APC and the main opposition PDP, because both political parties are currently riddled with crisis, which he said would soon take them to oblivion.
He named the states the party is hopeful of clinching governorship seats to include, Nasarawa, Enugu, Imo, Abia, Zamfara states and others.
He added that the party will spring surprises in the nation’s political environment soon. While enjoining the party members to work tirelessly towards the emancipation of the APGA.
Oye said: “We should jointly make sacrifice for the growth and development of our great party.
“APGA is well repositioned to spring surprises in the future elections. You will recall that 2015 general elections, our victories were stolen in Abia and Nasarawa states governorship polls.“
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the APGA said it would present a presidential candidate for the 2019 elections and will not make the same mistake it made in 2015.
The party did not field a presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential election and there were reports that this was because of its alleged alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party to support its candidate.
Obi-Okoye who is the publicity secretary APGA said the party has now resolved to produce a presidential candidate and that this has been agreed by the national working committee of the party.
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