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Obiano vows to remain in APGA

Posted: Apr 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

…Shuns entreaties by APC to dump party

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue



Governor’s lodge, Anambra, where Governor Willie Obiano lives has turned into a Mecca of sorts in recent times as the hierarchy of All Progressives Congress (APC) lobby Obiano to move over to the party following its victory at the March 28 presidential election.

Obiano told community leaders who visited him at the Governor’s lodge that the South East leaders of the APC have visited him to lobby him to join the party but that he will remain in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to nurture it to maturity.

Obiano said that every politician should learn a lesson from the just concluded election where the Yoruba race through candor and diplomacy dragged the North to form APC and has now won power.

“The Yoruba has wrapped up their game and teamed up with the North”, he said.

According to him, he looks forward to a day when APGA will expand, when Igbo people will learn to team up with the party and see it as truly their own party.

Obiano used the meeting to lobby the community leaders to assist in convincing their people to vote in APGA candidates who will help him work for the good of the state.

He said he has done enough good work that the only thing he needs for the work to go on smoothly is a friendly House of Assembly.

He said, “Give me APGA members who will work with me. If you love the work I am doing, support me by giving me APGA members with which I will work”.

Obiano also pleaded with the leaders to forgive where mistakes were made in selecting those who will represent the party, saying that the party may not have gotten everything right but there is room to make amends.

According to him, after the election, the state government will go down to the communities for more work.

Reviewing the support APGA gave to President Goodluck Jonathan in the Presidential election, Obiano said, the party has lived over that but will not work that way again.

He said he foresees the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), disintegrating in future as its members have not tasted opposition before.