26 January 2011

Nigeria: Aspirants Pledge to Support Abia APGA Flag Bearer

Umuahia — The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has declared Reagan Ofomba as the governorship candidate of the party in Abia State, having won the primary held at the Kolpin Centre in Umuahia.

Ufomba garnered a total of 426 delegates' votes to defeat his closest rival and former Commissioner for Finance, Maxwell Adindu, who polled 98 delegates' votes at the keenly contested primary.

The two contestants in their different speeches agreed to work together to bring victory to the party in the state, insisting that what is paramount is the interest of the people and the development of the state.

APGA governorship candidate assured the people of the state that he would present a more formidable programme that will ensure speedy development of the area. Similarly, former Commissioner for Lands and Survey in the state, Kelvin Ugboajah, has emerged the Senatorial candidate for Abia Central under the Progressive Peoples Alliance.

Speaking with Daily Independent he decried the non-representation of the area in the upper legislative chambers, saying that he will reverse the trend and give the district all it deserves in the scheme of things. According to Ugboajah, the district has not benefitted anything compared to what he had seen other senators do for their zones in other states, insisting, "this is the time to change the face of the senatorial zone."

He assured the electorates that he will ensure that aside raising a voice in favour of the state at the National Assembly, he will ensure that laws that will improve the living standards of the people are championed by him in conjunction with other senators.

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