*Heads Party’s National Reconciliation Committee
Amby Uneze in Owerri
Challenges facing the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), over irregularities in its primaries across the states notwithstanding, the party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Chief Jerry Chukwueke, has assured Nigerians that the party would win in at least five states of the federation in 2019 general elections.
Chukwueke who is also the Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to reconcile all aggrieved members over the fallout of the just concluded party primaries said the states being targeted include; Imo, Enugu, Abia, Benue and Nassarawa.
He pointed out that APGA had come to fill yearning gaps which the PDP and APC had failed to fix for the people of the country in almost 20 years of their leadership.
According to him, “PDP had failed the nation for the past 16 years and APC couldn’t get her acts together for the past three and half years it had been in the saddle of leadership. With the way things are, it is time to enthrone APGA that is the beautiful bride in town,”
He added that tribe and religion are not the major challenges facing Nigerians but poverty, which according to him, is the cardinal message of APGA in 2019 election as it would tackle headlong poverty and insecurity in the country.
“APGA is committed to reducing cost of governance by at least 10 percent. It is unfortunate that the two major parties are not talking about it; they are more concerned about selling our oil and making use of its proceeds.
“It is also unfortunate that they are not talking about security because their leaders are part of those sponsoring insecurity and other notorious outfits that cause mayhem across the country”, he stated.
Chukwueke, who hails from Owerri North in Imo State, however, invite Nigerians to be part of the APGA project, noting that while the other two political parties are busy stockpiling billions of Naira to prosecute the 2019 general elections, he enjoined Nigerians to be part of the project by donating their widow’s mite as stakeholders of the Nigerian project.
He used the opportunity to appeal to aggrieved members of the party to sheath their sword and come together to work for victory of the party, adding that it was impossible to give governorship ticket to the over 28 governorship aspirants at the same time.
“We are pleading with all our brothers and sisters who are aggrieved to come back and work together to enthrone APGA in Imo State government house. We shall also go to Abia States and other states for the same message”, he said.