APGA Endorses Jonathan for 2015, Demands Accord with PDP
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Saturday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election in the 2015 general elections, saying that his transformation agenda would be impaired should he fail to heed the voice of the people to contest and continue with his good governance of the country.
However, the party which made its position known at a rally to mark the formal inauguration of a pro-Jonathan nongovernmental organisation and support group, Joint Jonathan Journey (JJJ), at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka yesterday also demanded for an accord with the PDP in 2015.
The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh said, “We are supporting Jonathan in the whole to continue his transformation agenda. Without him, any other person will cause confusion. Apart from supporting Jonathan, APGA wants to have an accord with PDP.”
Speaking in a similar, Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, said APGA has resolved to give Jonathan and Umeh automatic tickets for presidency and Anambra Central senatorial race, while all other aspirants would face party primaries.
Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani who represented a PDP major financier, Sir Emeka Offor at the rally, thanked APGA for supporting Jonathan, adding that “APGA supporting Jonathan is a welcome idea.”
The Director-General of JJJ, Chief Ben Oranusi, said the organisation was the vision of the Igbo people to ensure the re-election of President Jonathan who he described as “good brand.”