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.

Abia Governorship: APGA Demands Rerun Of Election In Canceled Areas

APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, south-east Nigeria has demanded a rerun in the three Local Government Areas (LGA) that were earlier canceled over violence and malpractices, in the Saturday governorship election held in the state.

In a session with media in Umuahia the state capital, the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, also demanded the replacement of the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the deployment of a new staff of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to conduct elections in the affected areas.

He also accused the State Governor, Theodore Orji and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of influencing INEC officials to manipulate the process in favour of the PDP.

The statement was made in the wake of the outcome of the April 11 governorship election in the state.

However, INEC had on Monday declared the governorship election inconclusive on the premise that the margin of win was not in excess of the total number of registered voters in areas where elections did not hold.