Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The state secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra state Hon.Tony Ifeanya has admonished prospective aspirants on the platform of APGA to campaign vigorously in their respective constituencies and local government areas to earn their votes.
He said that the fate of aspirants would be decided by the statutory and adhoc delegates that would form the electoral college that would determine who gets the party’s ticket at the primary elections.
Ifeanya who spoke with journalists at the party’s secretariat Awka at the weekend, concerning the position of the party regarding emergence of candidates for elections, explained that the party is impartial in the election of candidates and that the state governor has made it clear that there would be no anointed candidates as he does not issue the party’s ticket to anyone irrespective of personal affinity as every aspirant would have a level playing field to campaign as well as participate at the primary elections.
The party’s scribe disclosed further that the state governor had addressed the state executive council of the party where he charged them to be transparent in the party affairs, noting that there would be no preferential treatment and that it is the people who would eventually decide. He informed that APGA does not impose candidates on the people.
He noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given time-table for the conduct of the 2019 general elections while the state awaits party guidelines from the national secretariat of the party to enable it to commence the process for the primary elections.
Ifeanya however pointed out that the party was containing the steady flow of aspirants to the party secretariat in Awka to express their interests to pursue their political ambitions on its platform come 2019, stressing that APGA would support and deliver any person or persons who emerge as APGA candidates even as he said that the party would not compromise its integrity and internal democracy on the alter of nepotic and inconsequential tendencies.