Wednesday, November 5, 2014

(NEC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA appoints Obiano leader, BoT chair

•Party approves guidelines for primaries
•Ebonyi PDP splits over primaries
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has appointed the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, as the Leader and Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party to replace the former Governor, Peter Obi, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is as the NEC approved guidelines for the conduct of its primaries to select candidates for the elections as was released by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on October 21, 2014.

In a press statement signed by the APGA National Chairman, Victor Umeh, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, he stated that pursuant to the mandate given on January 18,2014 by the National Executive Committee to the National Working Committee to fill existing vacancies in the NWC, the NEC also appointed Alexander Amujiogu as the Acting Deputy National Secretary of the party.

The party’s NWC had on October 21, 2014 released the schedule of activities for the conduct of its primaries for the 2015 general elections.

According to schedule of activities released after a meeting of the party’s NWC and signed by the National Secretary, Dr. Abdulahi Sani Shinkafi, the purchase and return of the expression of interest forms and nomination begins on October 27 and ends on November 4.

The party pegged its governorship form at N12 million with the expression of interest form going for N2 million while the Nomination Form??? is N10 million.

For the State Houses of Assembly the expression of Interest form goes for N200,000 while the nomination form is N1 million.

The expression of interest form for the House of Representatives is N500,000 and the nomination form is N2 million. Expression of Interest Form for the Senate sells at N500,000 while the nomination form goes for N3 million and Nomination Form, ???N3 million.

Shinkafi said women aspirants shall pay only 50 per cent of the fees for the Nomination Forms stipulated above.

In another development, the November 1, 2014 primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State might have broken the unity of the party, leaving a number of the party faithful scampering for the alternative.

Already, some of the party members were said to have commenced negotiations with the All Progressives Congress (APC), and APGA for what they alleged to be impunity and undemocratic acts within the PDP.

Varied lists of the delegates said to have risen from the congress are said to have been sent to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja waiting for the reaction for the national executives.

Senator Anthony Agbo formerly of the PDP, now in APGA told Daily Independent that he was vying for the governorship of the state in 2015 under the APGA because the party was the best alternative for the people of the area

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