Sen. Victor Umeh, former National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has called on delegates to the party’s ongoing primaries to vote for aspirants with good character and antecedents.
Umeh made the call while speaking to newsmen on Thursday in Awka.
He also enjoined the delegates not allow themselves to be enticed with money.
The party’s former leader added that it was expected of the delegates to vote for aspirants with good track records of excellence, rather than moneybags.
“It is important that delegates make wise choices by prioritising the characters and antecedents of those aspiring for different political positions at the party primaries.
“I appeal to delegates not to prioritise money for the purpose of safeguarding the future of Anambra.
“It is only when APGA have quality candidates that it can make victorious headway in the general elections.
“With the current political turn in Nigeria, it is important for the delegates and electorate to vote for people who understand the country’s situation and have the courage to be part of the conversations to make Nigeria work,” he said.
Umeh commended the peaceful conduct of the ongoing APGA primary elections.
The senator, who is also aspiring to represent Anambra Central Senatorial District, said he possessed the experience, character, antecedents and foresight required for top level politics.
“Though, I was at the Senate for a short while but I played impactful roles on issues that concerned Anambra and the Igbo nation,” he said.
On the rumours of leadership crisis within the party, Umeh said the national leadership of the party remained intact with Chief Victor Oye, as the National Chairman of APGA.
APGA commenced the process of electing its candidates for the 2023 general election on May 24, with the conduct of state Houses of Assembly nationwide.
The party will hold its primary election for House of Representatives candidates on May 27, senatorial on May 28, before its presidential election primaries. (NAN)