Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the founding father of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Thursday shunned the presidential and nationwide meeting campaigns flagoff of the celebration in protest.
Apart Bianca, her rival for the senatorial ticket of the celebration, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil and Fuel, who was disqualified earlier than the first election for not acquiring waiver, additionally stayed away.
Bianca has been locked in a working battle with the management of the celebration since she did not clinch the ticket, and has severally referred to as on the celebration’s nationwide chairman, Chief Victor Oye to resign.
A supply mentioned that her absence was deliberate, and was performed in protest to embarrass the celebration due to Oye’s refusal to resign.
Former nationwide chairman of the celebration, and the senator representing Anambra central, Chief Victor Umeh, nonetheless referred to as for calm, whereas additionally begging the widow of the late chief of the celebration to place behind her all grievances and work for the success of her late husband’s legacy.
Umeh assured that, “APGA is right here to accommodate all Nigerians in governance and all their pursuits.
“We promise Nigerians that every one they should succeed can be made accessible in APGA. We urge you all to place your eyes on the ball, and the ball is victory for APGA in all of the elections. We all know individuals are aggrieved concerning the previous, however we urge them to place it behind and put the celebration and her survival first.
“There isn’t a method everybody can be blissful, however having come this far, we must always put our grievances previously. Our opponents didn’t truthful higher within the final primaries, so let our personal not be totally different.
“We should attain out to spouse of our late chief Bianca, who has made noble contributions to the celebration, allow us to cling collectively and make higher dedication to the celebration.”
Presidential candidate of the celebration, Normal John Gbor (retd), was offered with the celebration’s flag, alongside his vice presidential candidate, governorship, senatorial and home of representatives candidates throughout the nation.
Addressing the group, Gbor mentioned the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have all failed the nation and can’t supply good management.
He referred to as on Nigerians to hitch arms along with his celebration, APGA to make a change within the nation.
“I name on the Nigerian armed forces, my fellow retired generals, the youths, Nigerian college students and all to hitch arms with us to make a change on this nation,” he mentioned.