The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye, says the exclusion of the party’s candidate from the list published by the Independent National Electorate Commission, INEC, is a slap and affront on democracy.
Speaking with the ABS in his office after his sixty-fifth birthday party, Chief Oye noted the dire need to uphold a democracy that is not laced with greed, avarice and unnecessary tension in Nigeria, which he said was the reason God created APGA to be a bridge among the various zones in the country.
He said that any force that wants to diminish APGA will face a lot of opposition, describing the party as a light that will always expel darkness.
The APGA boss stressed that any attempt to make Nigeria a one party nation will fail, as Nigeria, with over two hundred and twenty million people, is a country with multifarious ethnic groupings and as such, all groups must be given a voice.
He said INEC erred by not publishing the name of the candidate duly chosen by the party, noting that the Commission ought to have published the names on the ninth of July as required by the electoral law, but waited till the fifteenth to obey a court judgement from Jigawa State, which he described as bizarre.
Chief Oye urged INEC to rectify the mistake soonest in order to protect its credibility, adding that plots to impose a particular candidate or party on Ndi Anambra will be resisted vehemently, as according to him, APGA is a party blessed by God to change the trajectory of Nigeria’s political life.