George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, has described the party as a mass movement that would usher in a new government in 2019.
He pledged to accommodate every aspirant under the party and said he would run an all inclusive administration if he wins the governorship poll next year.
He equally commended the national leadership of the party, for upholding the outcome of the governorship primaries in the state.
Senator Araraume, who said this at the weekend, while addressing thousands of his supporters and party members who had received him at the party’s secretariat on his arrival from Abuja, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the party, for upholding the mandate given to him by members of the party.
He said: “With the mandate given to me, the party is not going to rest until we accomplish the task of occupying the Douglas House. The party will not rest until we clinch the 27 seats in the Imo State House of Assembly. APGA will not rest from now until we ensure the victory of all our National Assembly candidates in the three senatorial districts and the 10 Federal constituencies in the state.”
Araraume, who promised to carry all aspirants along in his government if elected governor, vowed to run an all inclusive government.
“Whether you contested for House of Assembly, National Assembly or governorship position, I assure you that you must be involved in this government we’re going to form.
“I want to assure you that every effort anyone of you made or will make on the way to our victory in 2019 will never be in vain. While we recognise the fact that it is only one person that will be governor, there are people who will be deputy governor, commissioners, heads of boards and various parastatals and agencies. It will no longer be business of one man or one-man government in Imo State after 2019,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the state Chairman of APGA, Peter Ezeobi, expressed happiness that despite all that happened before, during and after the party’s primaries, it had been able unite and remain a stronger party ahead of the general elections.
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Ezeobi charged Araraume not to relent in carrying his fellow contestants and and the party along ahead of the big fight to reclaim Imo State, promising that the party would do its best to continue to lead his campaign and that of others to emerge victorious during the 2019 elections.
He urged all members of the party, particularly aggrieved members, to show faith in the party by supporting the decision of the party to use Senator Ararume as its governorship candidate.