Imo 2015: Agbaso Can't Win For APGA, Says Iheanacho

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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,

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.