From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Chieftains of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), at the weekend, met in Asaba, Delta State, to map out campaign strategies for the presidential candidate, Peter Umeadi.
The chieftains included state chairmen of the party and coordinators of the Peter Umeadi Presidential Campaign Council.
Delta State Chairman of APGA, Afam Enemokwu, who doubles as director of Party Affairs of the campaign council said the meeting was to plan on how to stay focused and be cohesive before, during after the campaigns which start next month.
He expressed confidence their strategies would be perfectly executed to gain victory in the general election.
Imo State Chairman of the party, John Iweala, dismissed claims that APGA is a regional party that has been restricted to one state in the South East.
Iweala, who is the South East coordinator of the campaign council, said APGA has the national spread to win the presidential election, saying the party had won legislative seats in northern and South South states.
According to him, Nigeria need the services of Umeadi, a retired chief judge of Anambra State, to navigate out of the current challenges, noting that the root cause of the nation’s problems was lack of respect for the rule of law.
“He is a retired justice and icon of rule of law, and you should understand that these are the type of people we need in Nigeria today to be managers of government.
“Those who know the rule of law because the problem of Nigeria is the rule of law, if we get the law being precedence and being supremacy above all other things, you will see that the issue of banditry, terrorism and all what not would become a thing of the past,” he said.
Ekiti State Chairman and South West Coordinator of the campaign council, Rufus Alabi, claimed that the party has taken over South West states to provide better alternative, adding that Nigerians were tired of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Alabi said APGA and not Labour Party, was the third force that Nigerians are anticipating.