ALL Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday, nominated Gov. Willie Obiano to be the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s successor.
A statement issued by APGA National Chairman, Dr. Victor Oye, said Gov. Obiano was nominated because of his contribution to the party’s fortunes since Ojukwu’s demise.
While nominating Obiano as his successor, the party said the Anambra State Governor had redefined governance in Nigeria through his legacy projects.
According to Oye, the governor is the only APGA member with the political goodwill to make more history for the party as the late Igbo leader.
“All of us in APGA sorely miss you, Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, our indefatigable leader for life. Your footprints in the sands of time remain an inerasable testimony to your accomplishments while on earth. Your selflessness, oratory, courage and aristocracy singled you out from among your contemporaries.
We know you are happy where you are, because you left your house in order before the journey to beyond. We assure you that we will keep the light you lit burning, no matter the intractability of whatever challenges we are made to confront.
Your successor, Governor Willie Obiano, has redefined governance in Nigeria through his legacy projects, prudent management of human and material resources, provision of adequate security and regular payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities. Anambra State is now the toast of the world,” the statement reads in part.