APGA BoT, NWC divided over zoning of President to the North
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APGA BoT, NWC divided over zoning of President to the North



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Crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) over the decision of the party’s Board of Trustees to zone the party’s presidential ticket to the North for the 2019 general election.

The decision by the BoT is being contested by the National Working Committee (NWC) which claimed no such decision has been reached and that it was not consulted.

According to reports, the BoT decision was taken at its meeting that took place at Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, near Awka, the Anambra State capital at the instance of Governor Willie Obiano, who is the party’s National Leader and Chairman of BoT.

A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting stated that the board members deliberated on the future of the party, with specific attention given to the upcoming general election and the options facing the party.

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The Secretary of the board, Sani Shinkafi, confirmed the decision.

He said: “After due considerations based on popular demand by party members, the party has resolved to field a presidential candidate with the ticket zoned to the North, while the Vice Presidential candidate will come from the South -East.”

However, a member of the NWC, who pleaded anonymity, said the NWC was not consulted when the BoT took the decision.

He said: “The decision cannot stand. It’s undemocratic and dictatorial. APGA has not taken any decision on the 2019 presidential ticket.

“Any person or group of persons purporting that such decision has been taken by our great party are on their own

“My advice is that certain people should not allow their personal interests to destroy this party that had cost us our time and resources.”


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