The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Jerry Chukwueke has condemned the non-inclusion of APGA in the Vice Presidential debate conducted by BON and NEDG,yesterday, 14th December, 2018.
Chukwueke affirmed that APGA remains the clear alternative in the 2019 election, stating that the party is poised to change the skewed system of governance that has deepened ethno-religious crisis and furthered disintegration of the country.
Chief Chukwueke regretted that such a scenario would play out in the fourth estate of the realm, an assumed haven of fairness and justice. He wondered at the modalities used by BON and NEDG to invite some candidates of other political parties to the debate to the exclusion of others.
Chukwueke argued that APGA deserved representation as the third largest political party in the country and decried the obvious marginalization. He warned that the hope of the common man hangs dangerously on the precipice since the custodian of their hope appears to have joined the party of dubious changers and sharers of our common patrimony.
Speaking with journalists at the Hilton Hotels and Towers Abuja yesterday, Chief Chukwueke declared APGA’s readiness to provide the needed paradigm shift and establish a new positive order in the country. He observed that Anambra State is a clear indication of what APGA intends to do in Nigeria.
Chukwueke observed that Anambra is among the 5 states in the country with the least monthly allocation, yet the least indebted. Anambra is also the 4th largest economy in Nigeria.
He emphasized that the type of prudence Gov Willie Obiano brought to governance in Anambra will form the template with which APGA will run government at the center.
On the impression that APGA is a regional party,Chukwueke was quick to dismiss it, stating that APGA has departed from the perception a long time ago. He mentioned that APGA is fielding candidates in almost all the elective positions in every state of the country.
Chukwueke maintained that the emergence of Gen. John Gbor as the Presidential candidate of the party further substantiates this as Gbor is from the middle belt.
Chukwueke however noted that the vision of Presidential candidate, Gbor and the party is to run an all inclusive government that will place more emphasis on value and merit than on tribe or religion. He opined that Nigeria is more divided because of poverty than by religion and ethnicity.
Chief Chukwueke confirmed that fight against poverty , justice and equity shall form the main thrust of an APGA government.