Imo 2015: Agbaso Can't Win For APGA, Says Iheanacho
A frontline governorship candidate on the platform f the All Progressive
Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho says Chief
Martin Agbaso is still nursing political wounds inflicted on him by Gov.
Rochas Okorocha and cannot win election if he flies the ticket of the
party in 2015.
In a statement by his media office, made available to Pointblanknews.com,
the former Interior minister called on Agbaso to concentrate more on
nursing his political wounds than resorting to self-deceit, political
hallucination and pull-him-down activities.
The statement insisted that only a credible and acceptable candidate with
enormous capacity, goodwill and strength like the former minister is
exactly what APGA needs to reclaim the state in 2015.
“The attention of Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho and his campaign organization
have been drawn to the Monday June 23- Thursday 26 2014 edition of
Nigerian Union Mail with the caption 'Agbaso Coasting To APGA Primaries
Victory in Imo'. The writer of the said reporter opined that Umeh's
Appeal court victory enhanced Agbaso's opportunities of clinching the
governorship ticket of APGA in Imo.
“Without joining issues with anyone including Chief Martin Agbaso, Capt.
Iheanacho joined APGA through Chief Victor Umeh- led National Working
Committee. Ever since then, remained steadfast and loyal to Umeh's
leadership hoping that justice and fairness would ultimately reaffirm the
authenticity of the chairmanship position of APGA. His victory was well
celebrated by Capt. Iheanacho and his teeming supporters in Imo APGA at
least for ending the leadership tussle that raged for a long time in the
In anticipation of Umeh's victory, Capt. Iheanacho equally traversed round
Imo state rebuilding and luring Imolites back to APGA after the
devastating effects of Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha and Sen. Chris
Anyanwu exit from the party.
The statement added that Iheanacho's membership of APGA largely accounts
for why the party has once again started bubbling in Imo state.
“His governorship ambition under APGA platform has also received
tremendous boost thus placing APGA directly in contention of the state
plum position. We therefore urge Chief Martin Agbaso to refrain from self-
deceit and political hallucination and face core realities associated with
the governorship contest. As a true democrat, Capt. Iheanacho believes
strongly in healthy competition and progressive politics that will
ultimately promote the collective interest of the people.”
The statement warned that the determination of Chief Victor Umeh- led
national executive to reclaim Imo state can never be achieved with sheer
sentiment and sympathy.
“Only credible and acceptable candidate with enormous capacity to
challenge Governor Okorocha and the PDP like the former minister of
Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho is ultimately what APGA needs for
victory. We strongly believe that Chief Agbaso is still nurturing his open
political wounds inflicted on him by Gov. Okorocha and cannot venture into
a severe political battle that obviously need enormous strength and
Recall that Agbaso and Iheanacho who hails from the same Emekuku town in
Owerri North Council area have been on war path over the failure of the
latter to meet up with a N1 billion demand by Agbaso as a condition to
back the former minister in 2015. Our correspondent gathered that Agbaso
declared Iheanacho bankrupt for failing to meet up with the demand and
vowed to contest against him in the governorship race.