Edo: We are ready for victory with Onaiwu —APGA

THE All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Sunday, said the party was ready for the governorship election in Edo State.

The party said it was mobilising all forces to ensure victory for its standard bearer, Earl Osaro Onaiwu.

The party said notwithstanding any gimmick from any quarter, it remains the party to beat in the election.

National Director of Publicity of the party, Ifeanacho Oguejiofor, in a statement, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to be alive to their constitutional responsibilities, in preparation for the election.

It urged INEC to ensure a level playing field for all political parties and their candidates.

He urged INEC not to allow a repeat of an alleged “manifest sham, total disaster and grave fraud that happened against APGA in the Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency by-election in Nasarawa State on May 28, 2016.”

Oguejiofor said that the party was in a studious silence, watching and studying the events as they unfold in Abia State as regards the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja and the subsequent issuance of Certificate of Return to Chief Uche Ogah by INEC.

Oguejiofor said that APGA would soon come out with its position and take necessary and appropriate action.

According to him, the party feels the pains of average Nigerians over the present economic difficulties but urged all Nigerians, irrespective of political and other persuasions, to support the Federal Government.

He advised President Muhammad Buhari to take urgent and drastic steps to ameliorate the harsh, precarious and perilous economic situation in the country by adopting indigenous liberal approaches and policies.