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2019: APGA Rejects Buhari

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The All Progressives Grand Alliance says it would not adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019 rather it would pick its own candidate from the North.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has rejected the decision to adopt President Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019.

The party says it will vie for the highest office in the land by fielding its own presidential candidate in the election.

The party disclosed the decision after a critical deliberation in Awka, Anambra State, saying it had zoned the presidential candidacy to the North while the vice presidential candidate would be of South-East extraction.

The meeting held at the instance of Governor Willie Obiano, who is the National Leader and BoT Chairman of the party, the Board members deliberated on the future of the party vis-a-vis, the upcoming general elections and the options facing the party.

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Sani Shinkafi, the Secretary of the Board, who briefed journalists after the meeting, revealed that after due considerations, the party has resolved to zone the Presidential ticket to the North while the Vice Presidential Candidate will come from the South-East.

Shinkafi noted that the other major political parties have failed the nation over the years they have been at the helm of affairs, but APGA founded on sound political principles and values, presents a viable solution to the sociopolitical problems currently facing the nation.

The board Secretary emphasized that the party is not contesting the Presidential election for formality sake but will be fielding qualified candidates to fly its flag and will also evolve strategies that will enable her to achieve the ambition of forming a central government in 2019.

Recall that APGA last fielded a presidential candidate for Presidential election in 2003 and 2007, when the founder of the party and the late Biafran Warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu flew the party’s flag.

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