By Omeiza Ajayi
ACTING National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, Chief Martin Agbaso has served Governor Willie Obiano of his intention to hold the governorship primaries on August 17 and assured him that he has nothing to fear.
Agbaso, nevertheless has also moved to woo party stakeholders who left the party under the previous leadership come back into the party.
Agbaso spoke to newsmen shortly after affirming his position before officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC headquarters in Abuja following court orders upon the death of the former acting national chairman, Ozo Nwabueze Okafor.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting with INEC, Agbaso disclosed that his team was ready to reorganize APGA and meet with all the stakeholders that left the party in protest, due to what he described as poor leadership.
“We have just issued our 21 day notice to conduct our party congress and primary for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra state. Our congress and primary will be held on August 17 in Awka and we are prepared.
“I am synonymous with APGA, at a point, I left the party in protest to join the PDP, but I returned after just two months because APGA runs in my DNA and that is where I am deeply rooted.
“We have moved to reconcile with all APGA stakeholders, who left the party due to poor leadership. We have lost a great deal of our members. So I am going to meet with the likes of our former governor, Peter Obi, Uche Ekwunife, Captain Iheanacho and many others, who left due to poor leadership that also made me to leave in 2015. I am asking them to return to the home that we built together”, he said.
He also dispelled speculations that he was bent on frustrating the chances of Gov Obiano’s re-election saying, the governor is an asset to the party.
“On the Anambra election, our party is deeply rooted in internal democracy, there is no truth in deceitful claims that our emergence will be against our governor, Willie Obiano. How can you work to stop a sitting governor who has done very well? There is nothing for him to worry about because we are proud of him, his works will definitely speak for him, but we must maintain the transparency and internal democracy that is rooted in APGA in the conduct of the party’s primary election” Agbaso explained.
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