- Many aspirants have emerged to contest for the APGA governorship ticket for 2019 election
- Among the aspirants are the party’s scribe, a former aide to Governor Okorocha, and others
- One of the aspirants said he would adopt the Lagos style in power generation if elected
As the 2019 general elections draw closer, the battle for who will clinch the Imo state gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) gets tighter as the deputy national organising secretary of the party, Steve Nwoga, among other new faces joined the race.
Apart from Nwoga, other top aspirants, according to Vanguard, include the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ABC Transport company, Frank Nneji.
There were also Okey Ezeh, former commissioner of information to Okorocha; Uche Onyeagucha, Ike Ibeh, David Mbamara and Obi Njoku.
On why he wants to be the next governor of Imo state, Nwoga said: “My intention to serve Imo state is altruistic. We need digital ideas to develop the agric sector, the oil industry and the tourism sector and Imo will become a star.
“Most importantly is power generation which is of great importance to me. What I am going to do is geographic power generation. Power generation is not rocket science. We have gas deposit in Ohaji Egbema local government area.
“We have some of the best engineers in the world who are from Imo state. I have discussed with them on what we will do to bring them home for this purpose of generating electricity for our people. We can establish industrial clusters to expand development.
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“I will adopt the Lagos style. We know that power generation is in the exclusive list.
“The Lagos style is that the government signs with a company and agrees that whatever is generated in the area will be used to provide electricity in that area.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that scores of members of the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vowed to stop Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of the state governor Rochas Okorocha, from contesting the 2019 gubernatorial election on the party’s platform.
The group, called the Restoration Coalition of APC, disclosed their decision to newsmen at Ngor Okpala local government area, via their spokesperson,Theodore Ekechi, alongside party leaders, on Thursday, March 8.
They claimed that their decision was informed in part, due to the fact that the governor had used coercion, intimidation and blackmail to endorse his son-in-law.
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