The All Progressives Grand Alliance on Wednesday said it was not supporting the 2019 reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victory Oye, stated this
Oye’s reaction came following the relationship between the state governor, Willie Obiano and Aso Rock, resulting in the governor accompanying Buhari to several trips abroad.
Some had insinuated that Obiano’s seeming support for Buhari was a payback gesture to the president for allowing a free and fair governorship election in the state in 2017 where Obiano won the poll against the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Dr Tony Nwoye, who came a distant second.
At the press conference on Wednesday, Oye said APGA had one of the best presidential candidates in the 2019 race.
“They say APGA is working for the APC; that’s balderdash. We’re not working for the APC; we’re working for ourselves.
” APGA has chosen a presidential candidate in the election, General John Gbor, and his running mate, Jerry Chukwueke, an international businessman.
“Our presidential candidate is a PhD holder in Anthropology. We’re working to market him and he is highly accepted in the whole North Central. He is a man without any blemish as far as Nigerian politics is concerned.
” He was a director of the army elite corp. That’s not a small feat in the military.
“So, we’re not campaigning for Buhari; we’re campaigning for General Gbor. That name has been destined to be the next president of Nigeria; you may not believe it; but when God destines something, nobody can change it,” Oye stated.