Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Saturday, flagged off its campaign for the polls in the state.
The guber poll, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is six weeks away.
During the ceremony, which was held at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, the state capital, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, was formally presented as the candidate of APGA in the November 6 election.
Reports say the occasion saw party faithful, thronged the square.
Soludo’s emergence as the party’s flagbearer in the poll followed a series of disagreements – that led to court cases – among party leaders over the choice of candidate for the poll.
Incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, who has served the state on two terms, was physically present at the event, along with his wife, Mrs Ebele.
The couple, Soludo, and APGA National Chairman, Victor Oye, among other party leaders, took turns to address the crowd of party supporters at the event.
Upon taking the stage, Oye who was the first of the aforementioned four to speak reeled out the achievements of the party over the years.
“APGA has performed in Anambra State,” he said. “Our records in Anambra State are impeccable; our records in Anambra State, nobody can erase it. Our governor, Willie Obiano, has performed creditably and the incoming governor (in his view), Chukwuma Soludo, will perform superlatively.
“There is no political party in Nigeria that has the capacity to turn around the lives of the people as much as APGA has done.”
Oye also took a swipe at the two frontline political parties in the country – All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying, “Very soon, both of them will go into an irreversible coma, and APGA will become the ultimate undertakers.”