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We won’t make the same mistake we made in 2015 - APGA hints at 2019 presidential candidate

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said that it will present a presidential candidate for the 2019 elections and will not make the same mistake it made in 2015. The party did not field a presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential election and there were reports that this was because of its alleged alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party to support its candidate. 

Ifeatu Obi-Okoye who is the publicity secretary APGA said the party has now resolved to produce a presidential candidate and that this has been agreed by the national working committee of the party. The publicity secretary said the party has not zoned its presidential candidate to any part of the country yet but that Governor Willie Obiano seems like the likeliest candidate. 

He said: “We have not zoned our presidential candidate to any part of the country. But since APGA is seen as a political party with Igbo interest, it’s natural that we may look for a presidential candidate within. 

“His Excellency, the executive governor of Anambra has distinguished himself as a great party man with great achievements; so he is one of our best for the 2019 presidential race. “But one thing is clear, we must field a presidential candidate in 2019. We won’t make the mistake of the past.”