As the All Progressives Grand Alliance holds its national convention on Saturday in Awka, its members have predicted that the party will come out stronger.
Some members on Friday said that the party would elect new national and state officers at the convention slated for the Women Development Centre, Awka.
Anambra governor’s special adviser, Political Matters, Chinedu Obidigwe, said the convention will showcase to the world that APGA is a party that blazes the trail in internal democracy.
Mr. Obidigwe said the state government was glad for the privilege to host the party’s national convention in Awka.
He said plans were already in place for unfettered free and fair polls among members aspiring for the various positions in the party’s hierarchy.
The special adviser enjoined members to keep faith with the party as APGA was determined to provide good governance in every area of its influence.
Mike Kwentoh, who just stepped down as Anambra Chairman of the party, said he looked forward to the moment of transition at the convention.
Mr. Kwentoh said he was sure the convention committee would conduct the process according to the provisions of the party’s constitution for credible leadership to emerge at the various levels.
He said he was leaving the party leadership in Anambra stronger than when he assumed office, and expressed the optimism that the incoming leadership would surpass the performance of his team.
Nobert Obi, waiting to be formally inaugurated as the Anambra chairman of the party at the convention, eulogised the party leadership both at the national and state levels.
Mr. Obi expressed confidence the convention would usher in a new era for the party.
He said APGA had a bright future which the new leadership would help to realise, adding that the convention would go smoothly.
“We are ready for that national convention here in Awka, it is our hope that it will be successful,” he said. “The leadership of the party at both the national and state levels have done marvellously well in holding the party together in times of serious turbulence.
“We appreciate them and hopefully the incoming leadership will surely equal or surpass them. For those who think they want to move to other political parties, we advise that they should exercise caution, APGA is a great party and APGA is still the best place to be.”
The two term tenure of the Victor Umeh-led national leadership elapses on June 10.
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