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There is no denying the fact that except in the name, the country's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC and its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are one and the same party. This is because there is absolutely no ideological difference between them. The only thing propelling the two parties is their desperate quest to grab political power for its own sake rather than sincere desire to serve the people. In the real sense of it neither the APC nor PDP is democratic in nature and character, hence their proclivity towards perpetration of electoral fraud whenever there is an election. Each time any member of the two parties loses out in intra party contests he or she easily defects to the other. This explains why most members of the APC are former PDP faithful and vice versa. Until recently, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki were members of the APC. 

Both parties are obviously to blame for the prevailing political and socioeconomic quagmire in Nigeria today. This is because they are made up of the same stock of unscrupulous politicians that have held sway in the past nineteen years ago, since the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1999.

On the contrary, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which was formed and registered in 2002, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has over the years acquitted itself as an ideological political party whose focus is on the welfare of the masses. APGA has proved its mettle in Anambra state since 2006, after recovering its governorship mandate stolen by the PDP in the 2003 general elections. With the party's manifesto and the inspiration of the supreme leader of APGA, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the first governor of the party in the state, Mr. Peter Obi restored peace and stability which took a flight from the state between 1999 and 2006, during the PDP administrations of ex-governors Chris Ngige and Chinwoke Mbadinuju. Doubtlessly, Obi significantly did well as the helmsman of Anambra. However, his personal ambition for higher political office compelled him to jump ship from APGA to the PDP in 2015.

That notwithstanding, Governor Willie Obiano who succeeded him on the same APGA platform has evidently surpassed Obi's achievements less than five years into the eight years allowed him by the Nigerian constitution to serve as governor. Some of the policies and programs which have made Obiano clearly stand out against his peers include; his efficacious security initiative which has made Anambra the safest and most business friendly environment in the country and his Community Choose-Your-Project and Execute Program with which he has directly delivered democracy dividends in all the one hundred and seventy nine autonomous communities in the state. Obiano is the only governor in Nigeria to ever introduce Economic Stimulus Package in 2017, to cushion the harsh effects of  macro economic recession in Nigeria. Notwithstanding the meagre revenue allocations Anambra gets from the federation account, the Obiano government declined the Bail Out Fund given to states by the federal government and has consistently paid its workforce and pensioners as at and when due. This is at a period when even crude oil bearing states could not meet their financial obligations to their workers, retirees and business partners.

The APGA administration in Anambra has converted the state into a huge construction site and implementing programs which impact positively on the lives of the people. The party's accomplishments under Obiano, who is also the National Leader and Board of Trustees, BOT Chairman of APGA are indeed legion. Therefore, there is every likelihood that APGA government at the federal level would replicate and even surpass its achievements in Anambra state. Besides, the party is the only one with the most comprehensive and sublime plan to restructure the Nigerian federation in line with true federal system of government in which justice, equity and fairness among all ethnic nationalities in Nigeria would prevail. It therefore makes common sense for the Nigerian electorate to make a paradigm shift by voting massively for the Gbor/Chukwueke ticket in the February 16, 2019 presidential poll. 

Vision Gbor/Chukwueke 2019 Team. 


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