Dim Odumegwo Ojukwu, APGA National Leader
National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sir Victor Umeh, has explained why his party adopted the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan for the April polls, saying he is generally seen as the new symbol of national unity acceptable to Nigerians who have given him tremendous support so far.
The party had in a special national convention on Thursday in Awka, the Anambra state capital, voted to overwhelmingly adopt Jonathan as its presidential candidate in the general elections scheduled to hold in April. This was following a motion moved by Anambra State deputy governor, Emeka Sibeudu and seconded by Alhaji Taye Sowemmi, the party’s National Vice chairman, South West.
Umeh had said at the convention that the party decided to throw its weight behind Jonathan/Sambo ticket after a careful observation of certain issues of national importance. He was corroborated by the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers state, Celestine Omehia, his Imo state counter part, Rochas Okorocha, its candidates for Imo West and Anambra North senatorial districts, Christy Anyanwu and Joy Emodi who spoke in turn respectively.