2019 Elections: APGA Will Bring Nigeria Back To God, Says Oye

National Chairman of APGA, Victor Oye, and other leaders of the party, during the launch of its national campaign in Anambra, on Thursday.

 

The national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Oye, says the party will bring Nigeria back to God after recording success in the 2019 elections.

Oye said this on Thursday during the launch of the party’s presidential and National Assembly campaign at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, Anambra State capital.

He added that the party is presenting competent candidates that can transform the nation.

“APGA is presenting a formidable duo. Two men that have the capacity, physically and mentally to transform this country. APGA is serving you a beautiful buffet. Buffet of integrity, a buffet of dexterity, buffet of performance.

“What we are going to do at the national level is a replica of what Governor Willie Obiano has done in Anambra State.

“We are going to focus on Agriculture, security, human empowerment and above all, we are going to bring back Nigeria to God. Without God, there is nothing we can do. God is the foundation of APGA,” he said.

Oye also noted that the presidential candidate Major General John Gbor is an experienced scholar with integrity.

Former national chairman of the party, Victor Umeh also at the campaign said APGA is ready to attain victory in the 2019 general elections.

He added that the party is a progressive party that is not in support of marginalisation.

“We promise the people of Nigeria what they need to be happy. Any party that fights marginalisation is a progressive party and that is the party everybody should look out for in this forthcoming 2019 general election.

“We are here to represent this great party in this battle. It is a battle and we are prepared to carry the armour to the field and do everything possible to return victories to our party across the country,” he said.

The campaign was attended by other top dignitaries of the party including Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano.

APGA Faction Joins PPA In Anambra

APGA Faction Joins PPA In AnambraPolitical alignments and realignments have become the order of the day in Anambra State, ahead of the November 2017 governorship election in the state.

The latest political coalition involves the faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), led by Mr Mazi Okwu, joining forces with the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).

Mr Okwu, a former APGA National Chairman, explained that the move followed his rejection by the APGA leadership, despite the intervention of Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.

He said his attraction to the new party was as a result of its sincerity and stable internal democracy.

Speaking at a rally in Awka, the National Chairman of PPA, Mr Peter Ameh, noted that the party can withstand other parties in the state.

Anambra State PPA Chairman, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, also said the masses have been given the option to live again in PPA, citing the provision of level ground for all players in the party.

Soludo, Utomi, Others Call For Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Chukwuma Soludo, Pat UtomiA former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, and Professor Pat Utomi, are demanding the immediate release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Both men spoke on Tuesday at a media briefing in Abuja under the aegis of the Nzuko Umunna, a group of Igbo professionals.

They also condemned the alleged killing of IPOB members in the southeast and urged states where the alleged killings took place to set up a panel of inquiry in their various states.

The call for Kanu’s release followed a series of protests, including that of members of the IPOB in Southeast Nigeria.

The pro-Biafra leader was arrested in Lagos on 14 October, 2015 and has been held in prison since then, despite various court orders that ruled for his release.

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja had declined to release the detainee on bail in his ruling in January 2016.

The court also denied bail to two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with Kanu.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) had also called for his release, based on the court rulings which granted him bail on three occasions.

The National Chairman of APGA, Mr Victor Oye, asked the government to obey the rule of law in the prosecution of the case.

APGA Asks FG To Release Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, APGAThe All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has asked the Federal Government to release the detained leader of the Independent People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

The National Chairman of APGA, Mr Victor Oye, made the call on Thursday at a media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mr Oye based his stance on the court rulings which granted Mr Kanu bail on three occasions.

He maintained that the Federal Government should obey the rule of law in the prosecution of the case.

Abia Elections: PDP Wins All LGA Chairmanship Positions

Court Adjourns PDP Leadership Suit IndefinitelyThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship positions in the local council election held in Abia state on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

The poll which was contested by the PDP, All Progressives Congress, All Progressives Grand Alliance, Labour Party and the Progressive Peoples Alliance, was concluded late in the night of Wednesday.

The Chairman of the Abia state Independent Electoral Commission, retired Justice Igbozuruike Akomas, who announced the result, declared the ruling party in the state, as the winner of all the 17 councils.

Meanwhile, the four opposition parties that took part in the election have rejected the results, saying the poll was marred by irregularities, threatening to approach the court over the outcome.

The Governor on the other hand, Okezie Ikpeazu, is impressed with the electoral process and commended INEC for the smooth polls.

He then advocated the use of electronic voting systems in the state for future elections.

APGA Reaffirms Support For Victor Oye As National Chairman

Victor Oye, APGAThe leadership of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has debunked the claims of its Southeast Zone Vice Chairman, Ozo Okafor, that he presided over a meeting of the National Working Committee to ratify the purported suspension of the National Chairman, Victor Oye.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, made the clarification while addressing the press on the matter in Awka, Anambra state capital.

He explained that Mr Okafor as a zonal vice chairman of the party does not have the constitutional powers to either convene or preside over the meeting of the National Working Committee of APGA.

He maintained that members of the NWC remained committed to the resolutions reached at the peace meeting convened by the National Leader and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Governor Willie Obiano, on October 13, 2016.

According to him, during that meeting, members of the NWC collectively committed themselves to the continued growth and development of the party under the leadership of Mr Victor Oye as the National Chairman.

 

Anambra 2017: Political Parties Gear Up For Governorship Election

anambra-2017-electionsAhead of the 2017 governorship election in Anambra state, various political parties are gearing up to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

In a youth mobilization meeting at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters in Awka, the State Chairman, Mr Ken Emeakayi, declared the party’s readiness to take over the seat of power in Anambra state.

For over six months the PDP had laid low on opposition activities but the recent victory of the APC in Edo state seemed to have stirred them to action.

They have begun mobilizing the youths of the party to prepare ahead of the polls and to harp on unity, which according to them is the only tool with which they will win the election.

PDP Chairman Anambra

While reiterating the party’s planned takeover of Anambra state, the state PDP chairman challenged the leadership of the APC over their “boasts” to replicate the alleged electoral malpractices that earned them victory in Edo state.

To that he said “it will never work”.

The Publicity Secretary of the APC in Anambra state, Mr Okelo Mmadukaife, has also responded.

He said that the position of the party is that the victory recorded in Edo election will be the same in Anambra.

“The party has all it takes to take over the government of Anambra state in 2018,” he stated.

WhileAnambra, political parties, Governorship elections the battle of supremacy rages, the members of the ruling APGA, have also
begun community mobilization as they insist “there is no vacancy in the Anambra state government house, Awka until 2022”.

many Anambra residents have said that the desire of the people is simply free, fair and credible polls, void of violence and malpractices.

Imo Demolition: Capt. Iheanacho Vows To Sue State Govt.

Rochas Okorocha, APGA, Emmanuel Iheanacho, Imo DemolitionControversy continues to trail the demolition and urban renewal exercise of the Imo State government led by Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Former Minister of Interior and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 governorship election, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, has expressed concern about the government’s decision.

Speaking through his lawyer, Ikechukwu Ikeji, the former minister condemned the ongoing exercise, saying the government did not follow due process and no clear cut plan has been put in place to compensate those affected.

The fence of one his buildings along Orlu-Amakohia road in the state capital was badly affected.

Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho has vowed to take Government to court as government insists the beautification and urban renewal exercise is in the best interest of the state.

During a routine inspection to some of the sites on Orlu road, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha appealed to the people of the state to show understanding and cooperation as the initiative is in the best interest of the state.

He reiterated his plans to dualize and expand most of the major roads within the state capital.

As a result, he explained, some fences that do not fall within the required measurement, illegal structures and shanties would be removed.

Governor Bello Names Kogi State University After Abubakar Audu

Yahaya Bello, Kogi, ProjectsGovernor Yahaya Bello has named the Kogi State University after Abubakar Audu, the late initial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the State’s governorship election of 2015.

Governor Bello renamed the university  “Prince Abubakar Audu University” in a broadcast on Friday to the people of the state at his office in Lokoja, the Kogi State’s capital in northern Nigeria.

He said the announcement was made as a mark of honour to immortalise the name of late Audu who died in November 2015, a day after the election which was later declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Late Audu was leading in the election.

After his death, he was substituted with Mr Bello who later won the election.
Abubakar-Audu

No Victor, No Vanquish
Governor Bello’s victory was contested by the running mate of late Audu, Mr James Faleke, who said he was the candidate in line to take over from late Audu.

But an election Tribunal dismissed his petition.

In his address on Friday, Governor Bello described the judgement of the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal as ‘no victor, no vanquish’.

He appealed to all the parties in the dispute to join hands with him and develop the state.

Bello’s declaration is sequel to his final confirmation as the validly elected Governor of Kogi State by the Tribunal in Abuja on Friday.

The petition filed by the running mate of late Audu made it the fifth case he won.

He noted that the Tribunal had consistently dismissed all petitions from June 6 – 10 on lack of merit.

Governor Bello expressed regret on the petition filed by Mr Falake who is a co-party member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He said the petition indeed polarised the APC in Kogi State, especially when the party was meant to unite after the death of the leader, Prince Audu.

The Governor also called on the members of the State Assembly, who had withdrawn involvement in the activities of the legislative arm, to return in the interest of the state.

Obiano Inaugurates Anambra North APGA Zonal Executives

Willie Obiano-Anambra State-Health Insurance SchemeThe Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has inaugurated the Anambra North All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Zonal Executives at Otuocha Mini Stadium in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.

During the inauguration, the governor alongside the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Victor Oye, charge the new executives to remain committed and continue with the effort of increasing the membership of the party especially, in the grass roots and mobilizing support for the governor who has continued to develop Anambra state through his transparent government and developmental programmes and projects scattered in all the three senatorial zones of the state.

The governor commended the party that had shown him so much support and solidarity.

He however, charged all party members to continue with the gospel of APGA, which is being the brothers’ keeper with winning of more converts into the party.

The mega rally was rounded off with the inauguration of the zonal executive members with the charge to lead with love and compassion and to ensure that strife and bitterness has no chance among members.

 

APGA National Chairman Wades Into Orumba North Crisis

APGAThe National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr Victor Oye, has waded into the leadership crisis rocking the party in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The party had gone into disarray on March 14, after a delegation went to visit the National Chairman of the party and the next they heard was that he had announced Mr Okwudili Ezenwankwo the party’s leader in the local government above two Board of Trustee members in the local government.

The party members unanimously rejected the party leader imposed on them and publicly announced their rejection.

The National Chairman, Mr Oye, has now stepped into the matter in a meeting with party members, where he recognized Okwudili Ezenwankwo, as the leader of the party in Orumba North.

He said that his recognition of Mr Ezenwankwo as Chairman Orumba North was final.

Speaking with Channels TV at the meeting, he said “There is no problem in Orumba North as far as I am concerned. Whatever we are doing about Orumba North today is how to position the party in that place to win elections.

“We don’t have any personality clash. For what? APGA is very united and I am very serious about it.

“What the party does by recognising some people is a mark of honour.” He added that the party would only work with members who show commitment and loyalty to the party at all times.

Mr Ezenwankwo also spoke to Channels Television and maintained that he was not expecting maximum consent for his new position but he would ensure that unity prevails.

“When the party appoints a leader, it is not a must that everybody will agree but what you have to do is to bring all the people together, tell them why we should work together for the interest of our party,” he said.

Abia Commissioner Condemns Alleged Invasion Of His Privacy

AbiaAbia State Commissioner of Works, Honourable Eziuche Ubani, has described the invasion of his residence by men of the DSS and the Nigerian Army as unwarranted and unacceptable.

Mr Ubani said this on Wednesday while narrating the incident to reporters at his residence at Ovom in Obingwa Local Government Area.

He said that men of the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigerian Army came in six Hilux vans at 2:00AM, broke his gate and gained entry into his house by climbing the wall as they held him hostage for four hours.

According to the Commissioner, the team, led by Stephen Agu of the Directorate of State Services (DSS), Abuja said they heard a report from the opposition that he was stock piling arms and training people to assassinate leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

He said the team thoroughly searched his house including the water tank, broke his wardrobe and climbed the ceiling after which they wrote on a paper that they found nothing incriminating in the house.

Mr Ubani noted that if state institutions would be used to harass innocent Nigerians, then he wonders where the country was heading to.

He called on those funding disturbances in Abia State to stop forthwith, warning that the government would not condone violence in any guise.

Reacting to the invasion, Abia State Government demanded an unreserved apology from the security agencies, noting that it felt concerned and embarrassed by the action.