2019: APGA on Res­cue Mis­sion in Abia, Strate­gises to Up­stage PDP

THISDAY - - XTRA - Em­manuel Ugwu in Umuahia

The Abia State chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance (APGA) has em­barked on “a res­cue mis­sion in Abia”, say­ing that it is now well pre­pared to push out the rul­ing Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) from Abia Gov­ern­ment House.

Al­ready, the party which made a very strong im­pact in the 2015 gov­er­nor­ship and House of Assem­bly polls in Abia has con­tin­ued to be upbeat as it strate­gises to up­stage the PDP come 2019.

To make good its in­ten­tion, a meet­ing was held at the party sec­re­tariat along Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, to fine tune strate­gies. It was at­tended by mem­bers of the state work­ing com­mit­tee (SWC), lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­men of the party and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the con­tact group from the na­tional lead­er­ship.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists af­ter the meet­ing the Po­lit­i­cal Ad­viser to Anam­bra gov­er­nor, Chief Ifeatu Obi Okoye, said that APGA was now bet­ter or­gan­ised and bet­ter equipped to take what be­longs to us in Abia.”

He said that APGA which con­trols Anam­bra State has demon­strated its ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­ity for good gover­nance hence it was de­sirous of repli­cat­ing its per­for­mance in Abia through its res­cue mis­sion.

“If we can do it in Anam­bra we can do it here in Abia,” he said, adding that the peo­ple of God’s own state were yearn­ing for the party that would come and trans­form the state.

Okoye, who was the im­me­di­ate past na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary of APGA, noted that the party has con­tin­ued to wax strong in Abia and had ac­tu­ally won the gov­er­nor­ship poll in 2015 but was de­nied its vic­tory.

How­ever he in­sisted that come 2019 gen­eral elec­tion APGA would not only re­peat its 2015 per­for­mance in Abia but would go the ex­tra mile of ac­tu­ally tak­ing over Gov­ern­ment House Umuahia by win­Ning and defending its votes.

On the ap­par­ent divi­sion in the Abia chap­ter of APGA, Okoye said that there was no fac­tion in the party, point­ing out that vir­tu­ally ev­ery per­son was at the meet­ing held at the party sec­re­tariat hence “it is a good sign that this party is united”.

Alex Otti, APGA Leader in Abia

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