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APGA urges Okorocha to re-think joining APC

09 May 2013, 12:49

Lagos-  The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has advised Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo to re-think his decision to join the yet to be registered All Progressive Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okorocha at a rally in Owerri as part of activities to mark his government’s two years in office, formally declared for the APC.

In a statement, Francis Edeh, Senior Media Assistant to APGA National Chairman, Maxi Okwu, stated that Okorocha needed a re-think on joining a yet to be registered party.

"Since Okorocha was elected on the platform of APGA in April 2011, the party wishes to advice him to have a re-think on his decision to join APC.

"APC is a political association that has not been registered as a political party by INEC and the acronym is being contested by another political association.

"APGA gives this timely advice to the governor to save him from becoming a political orphan wandering in political wilderness in Nigeria’s political horizon."

Edeh said that since June 2002 when APGA was registered by INEC, the party had been growing from strength to strength and was currently being repositioned, restructured and re-engineered to be the third leg in Nigeria’s political tripod.

"We are confident that the party’s electoral fortune will increase in the 2015 general election just as APGA is the party to beat in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship Election.

"APGA wishes to state categorically that it is not in any merger plan with any party or political association as that will negate the vision of the founding fathers."



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