The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Integrity Group has flayed the four members of the House of Representatives led by the Chairman of the House Committee on Environment, Uche Ekwunife, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The group, in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Great Martin, also threw its weight behind the senatorial ambition of the National Chairman of the party, Victor Umeh.
According to the statement, “after extensive deliberation, we endorsed the party National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, for Anambra Central Senatorial seat in the forthcoming general election.
“Anambra Central Senatorial zone lacks effective representation in the National Assembly since 1999 and needs a political juggernaut and master strategist to give it a sense of belonging in the polity. As a grassroots politician and philanthropist. Umeh is versatile and will excel in his duties if elected a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” it added.
The group also noted that, “It is time to go for the best. It is time to reposition the Senate and deepen our frail democracy by electing credible candidate.
We endorse Victor Umeh and urge the electorate in the zone to support him.
“Ndigbo need a credible, patriotic voice in the Senate. For long, Umeh has been the voice of the voiceless with exceptional leadership acumen that redefined the nation’s electoral process with staggered elections, which commenced with APGA recovery of its stolen mandate from PDP’s Governor Chris Ngige in March 2006.
“APGA Integrity Group frowns at political merchants who enter into marriage of convenience with political parties ahead of general elections. It is absurd that most politicians in Nigeria lack integrity and ideology and move from party to party in pursuit of their inordinates ambitions to grab power.
“Political power without integrity is fascism. It’s the cause of our political upheavals. APGA is relieved that the wolves in its midst at the House of Representatives have left, leaving the authentic members of the party to strategise and win the South East and beyond in the 2015 general election,” it stated