Thousands of PDP and APC supporters in Igbo-Etiti West, yesterday decamped to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) during the formal acceptance of Barr. Ken Ikeh to fly APGA flag for the 2015 House of Assembly elections. The event, which held at the Civic Centre, Aku attracted stakeholders and opinion leaders in the constituency.
One of the decampees, Mr. Genesis Ezike, said the youths of the area were dissatisfied over lack of internal democracy in both parties in the area, which led to the imposition of unpopular candidates by the parties’ hierarchy.
They expressed utmost confidence in APGA and the candidature of Bar. Ikeh. Ikeh averred that he represents the strong patriotic commitment of the youths to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Igbo-Etiti West evenly and to build a lasting system of distribution of our common wealth.
While unveiling a six-point legislative agenda, which is the core of his legislative pact with the constituency, Ikeh resolved to remain in service to the people and committed to the restoration of the peoples hopes in politics. He swore to remain faithful to the collective interests of the constituency, making them equal stakeholders in Igbo-Etiti West project and never to bow to special interests or be gagged by special stakeholders in the performance of his legislative duties. He also stressed that the people of Igbo-Etiti West will never again remain spectators in the affairs that govern them.
In his Statement of Support to the Barr. Ken Ikeh Campaign Organisation APGA Chairman, Igbo-Etiti LGA, Barr. Christopher Didigu, aligned with Barr. Ikeh’s commitment towards making the people equal stakeholders in the constituency. The party chieftain expressed utmost confidence in Ikeh and assured the people that the candidate has the party behind him in order to deliver the people from the shackles of special interest politics called, ‘stakeholders’ whose interests and views were inimical to the interest of the people and the overall progress of the constituency. -SunNews