The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Delta Central Senatorial District, Peter Omaruaye, has said that APGA hopes to spring a surprise in the 2023 general elections, especially in Delta State, because of the party’s welfare programs.
Omaruaye said this when he disclosed that while he does not want to argue with politicians of other parties over insinuations that Delta State is a PDP state, all APGA party officials are fully prepared for the 2023 elections.
The APGA candidate who expressed this in an interview with journalists immediately after concluding consultations with leaders, elders and members of the party in Okpe and Udu local government areas, used the opportunity to counter the notion that APGA is a regional party, stressing that it is indeed a national party.
Vanguard recalled that APGA recently won the House of Representatives by-election in Niger State and is represented throughout the country.
Omaruaye stated that this means that APGA has spread across the country.
Omaruaye assured party supporters that he will not neglect them when he comes to Abuja, saying, “Having been in the trenches with you for the last 20 years, there is no way I can separate myself from my roots.”
The APGA senatorial candidate for Delta Central Senatorial District has a word for those who think he is a little inexperienced: “I was the Director General of the Workers’ Party campaign for the entire Delta State and I liberated many people.”
“I was also the Director General of the APC Campaign Council and later Secretary of the Campaign Council for the 2019 general elections. We delivered many candidates.
“Don’t forget that the 2023 elections will be a one-man election with BVAS. Our political family has won elections nationwide, but has been robbed of victory several times. In fact, it is worth noting that we have consistently provided the senator in Delta Central for the past 11 years, and this time will be no different.
“More importantly, there will be no incidents, which means that the people’s vote will count and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that we will win the elections. I will win, Great Ogboru will win and all APGA candidates will win, our political family will win.
Earlier in Okpe, Omaruaye commended the party faithful and thanked them for their steadfastness in the past 20 years and praised them for their strong character.
Chief Clever Egbedi, one of the party leaders, said they deliberately chose to nominate those who had accompanied them in the party to avoid betraying them and urged all to continue to support the party.
The LGA Chairman of APGA, Comrade Richard Egbo, said he has been with Omaruaye for over 20 years and if given the opportunity, he would certainly not disappoint the party faithful and the people of Delta Central Senatorial District.
Engr Otis Agbaminor, the party’s candidate for Delta State House of Assembly, said he has helped many politicians and was even arrested for supporting Senator Ovie Omo Agege.
He added that it was time for him to free his people from Okpe from political shackles. Barr Amos Ejedegba, the party’s candidate for Okpe Sapele Uvwie Federal Constituency, said all the party’s candidates have integrity and should be supported.
In Udu, the Chairman of Leaders and Elders Council of Udu LGA, Chief James Akpowan said APGA will win Udu Local Government Area 100% and is ready to field all APGA candidates while the Chairman of Delta Central Senatorial District of the party, Comrade John Enakhireru said he knows Udu is Ogboru and Ogboru is Udu.
He added that all candidates of the party should also be endorsed.
The candidate for Udu, Ughelli South and North Federal Constituency, Chief Daniel Omenco, appealed to party faithful to abide by the decision of party leaders and elders, assuring that those who support him will also support other candidates of the party.