Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has brushed aside speculation that he could mount a run for Aso Rock come 2019.
“I have no intention of running for President. My immediate focus is to continue working for ndi Anambra while expanding the frontiers of APGA starting with a convincing victory in the January 13, 2018 Senatorial Election, to taking over all South East States and beyond by 2017”.
After the historic 21-over-21 Flawless Victory of Gov Obiano, speculation started swirling that the high performing governor of Anambra State and National Leader of APGA is eyeing a bid to take a shot at the Presidency in 2019.
And while Obiano has said he is not running for president, he has emerged very committed to the growth of APGA and in the fore front of the campaign to enthrone the party in the whole of South East Nigeria.
At a rally to celebrate his reelection and to campaign for the party’s candidate, Victor Umeh, for the Anambra Central Senatorial District rerun election scheduled for January 13, governor Obiano gave a career-saving advice to political leaders in the region describing APGA as a hurricane.
“What happened here on November 18 when APGA swept the entire poll in Anambra State will be replicated in Imo, Abia, Enugu, and Ebonyi states in 2019,” Mr. Obiano declared.
“APGA is a hurricane that nobody can stop in the South-east. What I am telling my brother governors in the South-east is for them to join APGA now if they wish to be re-elected; otherwise, sorry for them, they must lose their seats to APGA in 2019,” he said.
Recall that within few years of Obiano’s leadership, APGA has expanded across the country to having legislators in Bayelsa, Abia and Taraba States with serious gubernatorial impact in Abia, Nassarawa and Zamfara States as well as clinching a local government seat within the Federal Capital Territory.
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