APGA presidential candidate Gbor promises true federalism, good governance
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) in the forthcoming 2019 elections, Major-General John Gbor (rtd) says the focal point of his administration would centre on true federalism and good governance.
He disclosed this in his acceptance speech as APGA’s presidential standard bearer at the party’s Special National Convention in Abuja.
Major-General Gbor, a Ph.D holder in Anthropology from the Indianapolis University, USA, said his presidential manifesto which would hinge on restoring the economic and political structure of Nigeria, were borne out of the present travails of the country.
He noted that the Nigeria’s system called for immediate political intervention and pledged to steer the course of human capital development, industrialization, power reforms and true federalism if voted in.
APGA’s National Leader and Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Governor Willie Obiano, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, said the choice of Major-General Gbor was faultless given his experience and standards and implored the party members to remain united and stand strongly behind the party.
Earlier in his opening address, the APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Oye, said the party was fielding a presidential candidate for the first time in ten years because of the dwindling nature of the country’s economic and political systems, and assured the nominee of quality support.
The Senator Representing Anambra Central, Senator Victor Umeh, noted that the APGA blueprints were exceptional, and assured of the party’s readiness to extend its powers to other states of Nigeria.
At the Convention were a former Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, who is flying the party’s flag in the Nasarawa State gubernatorial election, Dr Alex Otti, who is contesting in Abia State, other aspirants, members of Board of Trustees and the members of National Working Committee, State House of Assembly Members, and other top stakeholders.