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2015: APGA Will Enthrone Good Governance in Imo, Says Iheanacho

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Former Minister for Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, on Monday assured that his party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is set to reclaim the Imo State governorship seat at the 2015 general election and bring back good governance for the people.

Iheanacho, who became the first of the governorship aspirants to purchase the nomination form for  2015 Imo State governorship race, said he has joined the race to correct the maladministration his state has witnessed since the return of democracy.

“People graduated from schools but they could not find jobs, you could not find subsidised houses in Imo State and there are several people who are homeless,” he said.

Iheanacho, who was accompanied by three members of the state House of Assembly as well as the Deputy Chairman of the party in the state, was received at the Wuse 2 national secretariat of APGA  by the national  Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh.

The former minister who hails from Owerri North alleged that there was virtually no manufacturing outfit in the state after the former Governor, Sam Mbakwe, established 35 industries during his tenure.
While handing over the form to the former Minister,  Umeh described APGA as a party to beat in the 2015 election.

Umeh vowed that the governorship seat of Imo State would be the last political battle he would fight as the Chairman of the party, adding that his leadership would do everything possible to reclaim Imo for APGA.

“Let me therefore tell you that APGA would win back Imo State in 2015, I have no doubt about it, the Imo State governorship battle will be the last battle I will lead for this party, I will come back there to ensure that the vote of Imo people for APGA will be protected, nobody will take it.

“ I can tell you that you have made a right choice to run for this office through APGA in Imo State,the state is a traditional APGA state. Since this party was registered in 2002, there has been no election in Imo that APGA did not win except for problems associated with our electoral processes,” he said.

Umeh also recalled that “In 2011, APGA won the election resoundingly, paving the way for the present governor, Rochas Okorocha, to move in. The way you have come here today was the way Okorocha came here to purchase his form but tragically he left the party.”

He assured that the party will go out and mobilised its supporters to vote its candidate, saying the party is mindful of presenting candidate that will win the election.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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