Anambra guber: APGA youth body endorses Umeoji, dumps Soludo/Oye
Posted by News Express | 7 August 2021 | 549 times
•House of Reps member, Chukwuma Umeoji
By SAMUEL OGIDAN, Abuja
The apex youth body of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has endorsed Chukwuma Umeoji as the Anambra state governorship candidate, ahead of the state election scheduled for November 6.
The youths, under the auspices of the APGA Youths Vanguard, has also dumped the Victor Oye-led faction of the party, which produced Charles Soludo as the party’s governorship candidate.
The youths pledged their unalloyed loyalty to Jude Okeke as the party’s chairman made their position known in a communique of their National Working Committee.
The communique was jointly signed by their President, Victor Okonkwo; Secretary, Atinuke Oyeyemi; and Public Relations Officer, Soboma Richard.
The communique reads:
The recent happenings in our party necessitated the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of APGA YOUTHS VANGUARD (AYV), which is the highest organ of the Vanguard on Wednesday 4th August 2021 at the National Headquarters of APGA in Abuja and resolved as follows :
“The NWC of AYV congratulates His Excellency, Governor Wille Obiano for the numerous projects he has successfully executed as the Governor of Anambra State since he has assumed office.
“AYV reviewed the recent happenings in our party concerning the flag bearer of our party in the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election and discovered that there is the need for everyone to be on the same page for the interest of our party.
“We sincerely appreciate all the interested parties. However, everyone should join hand in support of Honourable Umeoji as the candidate of our party especially as INEC has dully recognized him as the candidate of the party, knowing well that Honourable Umeoji is eminently qualified as a former local government chairman and serving House of Representatives member.
“We, therefore, pass a vote of confidence and declare our total support for Hon. Umeoji, while calling every member of APGA to rally round support for his victory at polls.
“We call on every eligible voter in Anambra State to give the necessary support and ensure the victory of Honourable Umeoji and APGA in the forthcoming governorship election, knowing well that he will bring more dividends of democracy to Anambra State
“We call on every warring person to drop every charge and animosity, mend fences and support the party’s candidate in the person of Honourable Umeoji for the interest of the party.” (Saturday Independent)