2015: APGA Adopts Jonathan as Presidential Candidate, Offers Umeh Automatic Ticket
Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Grand Alliance has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate, while its Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh was offered an automatic ticket to contest for the Senate.
The disclosure was made by Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Saturday in Awka during a mega-rally organized to urge Jonathan to seek re-election as President.
The rally was organized by a Non-Governmental Organization, Join Jonathan Journey (JJJ), with many sons and daughters of the South-East in attendance.
Obiano while announcing the decision of the party however said the party’s candidates for all other elective positions will be determined through primaries.
Speaking, National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor noted that APGA is prepared to form an accord with the PDP to deliver Dr Jonathan but not ready to throw the party away as they will contest every other election in 2015 except the presidential election.
The APGA national chairman however warned the state chairman of the PDP to stop making un-complimentary statements about his party which has roundly defeated the PDP in all the elections conducted in the state for the past ten years.
In apparent reference to some politicians who he considered to be unleashing heat on him and APGA in the state, Umeh threatened to reopen the sordid case involving the double murder of the then chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association in Onitsha, Mr Barnabas Igwe and his pregnant wife, Blessing on Sept1, 2001.
Former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, was absent at the rally. But Obiano said Obi got permission to travel to the United States to attend the World Igbo Congress.
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani and former PDP national women’s leader, Mrs. Josephine Anenih, presented solidarity messages at the rally.
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