Plateau APGA leader disowns Okorocha over APC

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

The leader of APGA in Plateau State says his party will not form an alliance with other political parties.

As the controversy surrounding the merging of some political parties into the All Progressives Council, APC, rages, especially the fate of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the merger, more APGA members have disowned the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his association with the APC.

The latest being the leader of APGA in Plateau State and a former governorship candidate under the platform, Christopher Giwa.

Mr. Giwa on Thursday said APGA will not be party to the proposed merger with APC as a political party.

He stated his position while speaking with a group of Journalists at his residence in Jos.

Answering questions from the press about the party’s stand on Mr. Okorocha’s alliance with APC, Mr. Giwa said, “We as a party have not decided to form alliance with any political party, but if the Imo state governor wants to join the merger, I tell you, he is on his
own,”

He said APGA has its ideologies, polices and agenda that are not in conformity with other political parties, therefore, will not be in a haste to form an alliance.

Mr. Okorocha is leading a faction of APGA into the APC merger.

Commenting on the party’s ambition in the 2015 presidential race, Mr. Giwa said the party is fully prepared to take over from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, but has not decided on who will contest on the party’s platform in the presidential race come 2015.

On his political struggle to rule Plateau State, having contested at the governorship and senatorial elections in the state, the APGA leader said he believes he will be elected at the appropriate time.

“There must be one leader at a time, I know, my time will come when God appoints,” he said.

The APGA chieftain called for prayers for the government to enable them perform their legitimate duties as expected of them. He said his personal principles do not allow him criticize leaders on throne, but to encourage them in whatever way to
perform better.

On the insecurity across the country, Mr. Giwa appealed to warring factions to forgive one another in the interest of humanity, harmony and development of Nigeria as a country.

He called on leaders at every stage to respond to their call to duty and advised Nigerians to pray for their leaders in governance so that peace could reign supreme.


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