Anambra Governorship: Umeh Confident Of APGA’s Chances Of Victory In Ihiala Poll
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is confident of victory in the Anambra State supplementary election slated for Tuesday.
On Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election, announcing that a supplementary election would be conducted in the 326 polling units across Ihiala on Tuesday.
Speaking to Channels Television, former APGA National Chairman, Victor Umeh said the results so far declared are a reflection of the love of the people for the party.
“We are exceedingly happy and very grateful to the electorates in Anambra State. Election took place in 20 local governments, APGA won in 18 out of 20,” he said.
“You can see the level of confidence reposed on this party by the people of Anambra State. One can only be happy.”
While noting that victory delayed is not denied, the APGA chieftain said the ruling party is very comfortable and has nothing to worry about in the state.
He explained that the party has met the constitutional requirement of having 25 percent in 14 local governments in the state, adding that APGA can’t wait to maintain its winning streak.
The APGA chief however condemned the attitude of the opposition parties in the state – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) – noting that it is not the way to promote democracy.
Making reference to the peace accord signed by all political parties hours to the conduct of the election, Umeh berated parties for not conducting themselves in a peaceful manner.