Oye, APGA Nat’l Chairman Hopeful Of Victory In Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu
Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has said that the party is contesting the March 18 Governorship and State House of Assembly election to win.
Oye told journalists in Awka on Thursday that APGA would sustain a firmer majority seats in Anambra State House of Assembly because of quality of governance it had delivered in Anambra in the last 17 years as well as the quality of candidates it is fielding across the 30 State Constituencies.
Oye, who maintained that APGA remained the third largest party in Nigeria, warned the Nigerian electorate and Anambra in particular not to vote according to emotions but credible candidates.
He said the APGA is fielding the best candidates in Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu States in the persons of Prof. Greg Ibe, Prof. Benard Odo and Mr Frank Nweke Jr. respectively.
He said the candidates were the most qualified among their opponents, adding that they were unblemished, exposed and with proven records of public service.
“APGA is going into this election as a strong and formidable force across the country, from Taraba to Benue, Plateau to Abia, and all other states where we have governorship and House of Assembly candidates.
“We hope to win in Abia, Ebonyi and Enugu States and that will bring the number of states controlled by APGA in the Southeast alone to four and by November Imo will join.
“For Anambra, we expect nothing less than 30/30 victory for APGA because the party has performed from the time of Mr Peter Obi till no. It has paid salaries regularly, given the state an international airport, sports stadium and convention centre.
“We are not taking support for granted, Prof Chukwuma Soludo is performing excellently well, Anambra people voted for him because they believed in his mission to build a livable and prosperous Ànambra, so they should support him,” he said.
Oye said the danger of voting based on emotion was that unprepared and inexperienced persons may find their way to elective positions which would not augur well for the polity.
He described APGA as a party with a clear ideology and people based, adding that it is in the long term interest of Anambra people to vote its candidates and guarantee robust progress in the state.