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(The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Retired General John Gbor has reiterated the determination of his party to re-enact true federalism in Nigeria if elected in the February 16, 2019 presidential election.

(Genera Gbor gave this assurance while exchanging views with the leaders of the Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere in Akure, Ondo state. 

(He unveiled APGA's five cardinal covenant anchored on;  True Federalism, Security, Economic Reconstruction driven by private enterprise in post-oil setting, Social Agenda involving health care reform, education, social housing policy,  youth, women and empowerment of physically challenged persons with the intention to set up Youth Agency in the Presidency.

(The APGA Presidential standard bearer maintained that his party presents the best opportunity for paradigm shift in governance in Nigeria, contrary to the ugly experiences of the citizenry under governments sponsored by the All Progressives Congress, APC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the past nineteen years.

(In his remark, the leader of Afenifere,  Pa Ayo Fasoranti, assured General Gbor of the readiness of the Yoruba Ethnic Nationality to cooperate with any group genuinely committed to the Restructuring of the Nigerian Federation in order to restore true federalism in the country.

(Pa Fasoranti recalled what he described as the golden days of genuine federal system of government in Nigeria before the overthrow of the First Republic by the military in 1966, pointing out that in that era the four federating units of the country effectively controlled their resources and developed socioeconomically at their own pace.

(For his part, a former Secretary of the Government of the federation and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Chief Olu Falae enthused that the people of the Southwest geopolitical zone would work in synergy with the APGA as a viable Third Force to wrestle power from the APC-PDP oligarchy which according to him has in the past two decades grossly misruled Nigeria to the detriment of the masses.

(Chief Falae maintained that as far as he was concerned the APC and PDP are two sides of the same coin and urged the Nigerian electorate to shun both parties  and vote massively for genuine progressive parties in the 2019 general elections in the country.

Courtesy: Vision Gbor/ Chukwueke 2019

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