APGA National Chairman, Chief Oye
By Sunny A. David, Awka
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), has given reasons why it settled for a Speaker of the state house of assembly from Anambra North Senatorial Zone where the governor hails from.
In a press statement issued by the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Victor Oye, stated that the move was to secure the position of the Governor for the Southern Zone in 2022, as choosing a speaker from the south would mean concentrating the governorship and speakership position in the zone.
Chief Oye, in the statement said, “It has become expedient to issue this statement to correct the malicious and tendentious misrepresentation of facts with regards to the choice of the Speaker of the 7th session of the Anambra State House of Assembly.
“The decision to zone the speakership position to the Northern part of the state arose from the simple fact that our party had earlier zoned the governorship position in 2022 to the South.
“Again, the decision was reached after due and wide consultation with critical stakeholders and to maintain equity and justice.
“We urge our members across the various divides in the state to abide by the choices made by the party to oversee its affairs in the 7th assembly,” he stated.
The National Chairman added that it is the belief of the party that the choices made by the party were well-positioned to face the challenges ahead and discharge itself creditably in line with democratic tenets, expectations of the people and the development of the state.