2019: Join APGA or be sacked, Obiano tells S’East govs


THE Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Thursday described the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the “South-East hurricane “

He asked the governors in the South-East geopolitical zone to join APGA now if they would wish to be re-elected in the 2019 general elections.

Obiano stated this at the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the Anambra State capital, during a function tagged, “Victory Rally/ Commencement of Anambra  Central Senatorial  District Rerun Campaign.”

He said many serving senators and House of Representatives’ members from the geopolitical zone had approached him to join APGA.

Describing APGA as the Igbo philosophy and identity, Obiano added, “What we are telling everybody now is to join APGA within  a reasonable time to be able to get the chance to contest election on our platform in 2019.

“What happened here on November 18 when APGA swept the entire poll in Anambra State will be replicated in Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Ebonyi states in 2019.

“APGA is a hurricane that nobody can stop in the South-East. What I’m telling my brother governors in the South-East is for them to join APGA now if they wish to be re-elected; otherwise, sorry for them, they must lose their seats to APGA in 2019.”

Obiano, who described  the January 13 senatorial rerun in the state as a simple mathematics, said he had put on his victory garb again as the chairman of the campaign organisation of the APGA candidate in the election, Chief Victor Umeh, to “crush any opposition” in the race.

Speaking, Umeh dismissed the judgment of Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Federal High Court as dead on arrival.

Justice Tsoho had in the judgment ordered that Chief Ikechukwu Obiora be sworn in as the winner of the 2015 Anambra Central senatorial election.

Describing Tsoho’s decision as of no effect, Umeh said the January 13 rerun poll was sacrosanct.

Umeh said it would amount to judicial absurdity for a high court’s decision to supersede a Court of Appeal judgment that had earlier ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the poll within 90 days in compliance with the INEC timetable which had scheduled the rerun for January 13.

He said, “The January 13th January election as fixed by INEC for the Anambra Central Senatorial District election will hold. Nobody or court can challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court.”  –  Punch


– Dec.  15, 2017 @ 10:10 GMT