- APGA’s Akwa Ibom state chairman, Joseph Otu, says the party has nothing less than 10,000 members in the state
- He says it has become necessary to correct the erroneous impression in some quarters that APGA is an Igbo party with an ethnic agenda
- Otu further disclosed that the party is prepared to field candidates in all elective positions in the state
The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Joseph Otu, says there are no fewer than 10,000 registered members of the party in the state.
He made the disclosure on Monday, September 10, in Uyo, the state capital, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Otu disclosed that the party had members in the state’s 329 wards; and added that it had commenced intensive registration and re-validation of all its members.
He asserted that it had become necessary to correct the erroneous impression in some quarters that APGA was an Igbo party with an ethnic agenda.
Otu further disclosed that APGA would field candidates in most of the elective positions in the forthcoming elections; particularly the governorship and senatorial positions.
He said: “APGA is not an Igbo party. It is a national party and it is prepared to field candidates in all elective positions and membership of the party as we speak cuts across the 329 wards of Akwa Ibom state.
“We already have over 10,000 registered members across the 329 wards in the state and we have commenced registration of new members."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Dr Victor Ike Oye was declared the authentic national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
The verdict was passed by the Supreme Court of Nigeria; bringing to an end, months of legal tussle between Chief Martin Agbaso and Chief Victor Oye over the national chairmanship of the party, which had dragged on since 2007.
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