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2023: APGA Appoints Soludo As National Leader

The leadership of the party disclosed this at a meeting of the NEC held at the International Convention Center, Awka on Friday.

Story by Percy Onyejekwe

The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Governor of Anambra State as the National Leader of the party.

The leadership of the party disclosed this at a meeting of the NEC held at the International Convention Center, Awka on Friday.

According to the issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Christian Aburime, Ozomkpu Victor Oye, the National Chairman of the party while presenting the certificate validating the appointment to the governor, described Soludo as a trustworthy personality who is worthy of the appointment.

He expressed hope that with Governor Soludo as leader of the party, APGA would attain greater heights.

He also expressed joy and gratitude to Governor Soludo for allowing him to witness the momentum in the state.

Speaking, he said, “Anambra State is synonymous with development, and we pray to God to keep its leadership in place,” Ozonkpu said.

“All our State Chairmen from 36 states of the country and BOT Chairmen are all represented here.

“Our party has made tremendous progress, and all of the goals we set for 2022 have been met. We met the criteria for uploading data from the ward to national-level APGA candidates, produced a list of officers, and completed the exercise in 21 days.

“APGA was the first political party to meet the INEC deadline before the opening of our functional ICT center with 55 ports in 2019.

“I can monitor the uploading of party agents in real time on my phone,” he explained.

“In 2021, we held our primaries in Awka on June 21st, and Governor Soludo emerged as the APGA Candidate and went on to win the Governorship election, and he is now seated here with us as the Governor of Anambra State.

“I’ve always said that no one can curse someone whom God has blessed. Governor Soludo is a visionary leader, and God Almighty will keep him alive so that he can complete his mission on Earth “Ozonkpu prayed

“The state faced critical challenges in areas such as roads, security, health, employment, and education. Eight local governments in the state were under siege, but they have now been liberated under the current leadership of Governor Soludo

“The APGA and NEC are extremely proud of our Governor! We have a brand new Secretariat in Abuja on 4000 square meters of land, as well as a five-story regional headquarters in Awka.

“This party’s leadership will change over the next six months. We did our best, and now it is up to posterity and the people to judge us.”

Oye added, “APGA is based in Anambra State. This is where APGA was conceived. The goal is to have regional headquarters throughout Nigeria.

“We are building these institutions to entrench democracy, to achieve a greater APGA for the future.” The National Chairman concluded

Receiving the certificate, Soludo described the appointment as a great honour. saying he had been humbled, adding that he was accepting the honour with great pleasure, a sense of humility, and gratitude to God.

He assured that with the support of God, and party members he would live up to expectations.

“This has humbled me! I’m feeling the weight of history right now. The APGA is a coalition of all progressives. I feel the weight of our forebearers and those who have sacrificed their lives to ensure the survival of this great party ” Governor Soludo stated.

“There was a grand progressive alliance in the first and second republics that included the UPN, RPP, NPP, and others.

“All of the progressives are dispersed throughout this republic. APGA is a 21-year-old political party that was the first to be registered with the word “progressives” in its name.

“All progressives call APGA home. It’s a history with two leaders, and I’m honored to be the third” Governor Soludo continued.

“I must pay tribute to my predecessors, Late Sir Chukwuemeka Ojukwu of blessed memory, the first National Leader of APGA, Chief Willie Obiano, my immediate predecessor as the APGA’s second leader, and here I am.

Daily Independent

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