APGA zones presidency to the North, members protest

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Members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance have reacted as the party resolved to field its presidential candidate to the north, while the vice presidential candidate is said to come from the south east, media reports indicate.

It was learnt that the party through its board of trustees and national working committee made the decision. The secretary of the board, Sani Shinkafi, is said to have confirmed the decision.

He said: “After due considerations based on popular demand by party members, the party has resolved to field a presidential candidate with the ticket zoned to the north, while the vice presidential candidate will come from the south east.

”The decision cannot stand. It’s undemocratic and dictatorial. APGA has not taken any decision on the 2019 presidential ticket. any person or group of persons purporting that such decision has been taken by our great party are on their own.

“My advice is that certain people should not allow their personal interests to destroy this party that had cost us our time and resources

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.

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