The national headquarters of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has denied the party’s reported endorsement of opposition political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), even as APGA) reiterated its earlier endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan, promising to “campaign everywhere in the few weeks ahead, to showcase our strong stance with the President”.
A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Okwukwe Ibiam, disowned one Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, who had reportedly spoken on behalf of the party.
The party stated: “We, at the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Nigeria, strongly stand by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“We dissociate ourselves from any publication, or publications associating our great party to the All Progressives Congress (APC), or its representatives in the forthcoming General election.
“The said comments by a Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, a former contact and mobilization personnel for the APGA in Lagos State, does not in any way, shape or form reflect the opinions of neither the National Chairman, the National Working Committee, nor the Convention of our great party. We, at the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Nigeria, view Mr. Umeh-Nzekwe’s comments as flippant and totally misguided.
“We will also like to add that Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe is not a Special Adviser to the National Chairman, and was never elected to any position of consequence to speak on behalf of the APGA anywhere, or its representatives. Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, we believe, was reflecting his rather erroneous individual opinion. He may be well-advised to keep them to himself.
“The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Nigeria, strongly stands by our endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan, and will campaign everywhere in the few weeks ahead, to showcase our strong stance with the President. Our President”, the party reaffirmed.
According to the party, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan assures the future and continued freedom of Nigerians to domicile in a secure and more relaxed Nigeria, where all are assured of a fair treatment across the landscape, the citizenry and the administration, irrespective of culture, ethnicity and religion.
“A landscape where Nigerians may pursue their livelihood within and across Nigerian borders, and engage in necessary activity required for the development of their avocation in trade, education, economics, healthcare, science and technology, and general life skills, helping Nigeria and Nigerians to emerge, and compete effectively in the comity of nations, this 21st century.”