Listen to article
The governorship standard bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Prof Greg Ibe has finally nominated the member representing Aba South Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Obinna Ichita as his running mate for the forthcoming general election in 2023.
Mr Ichita is actually the APGA leader in Abia State and the only APGA lawmaker who is in the Abia State House of Assembly.
Read Also: 2023: I Will Liberate Abia State, APC Candidate, Emenike
However, Prof Ibe, while unveiling his running-mate in a statement he had issued to journalists in Umuahia, on Saturday, hinged the choice of Hon Obinna Ichita, after an extensive, rigorous and painstaking screening exercise which had been conducted by the party among many aspirants initially, which finally culminated in the nomination of three eminently qualified Abia people, from whom the latter emerged.
He had also hinted that the party adhered strictly to the existing guidelines, protocols, due process and ground rules, which among many criteria provide for specific functions and contributions by different organs of the party at State Working Committee and National Working Committee levels in collaboration and consultation with the candidate, in arriving at the decision.
According to the APGA gubernatorial candidate, some of the considerations which influenced the emergence of Ichita includes is during membership of APGA even during turbulent periods, sterling performance as leader of the party in the house of Assembly, equalizing senatorial zone of origin and public acceptability and grassroots support.
“It is believed that he will bring his vast legislative experience to bear on the ticket while fusing with Prof Ibe’s robust background in business, academia and international diplomacy to reposition Abia”, the release added.