Retired Army General wins APGA presidential ticket


The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on Sunday elected John Ogbor, a retired general, as its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.

Mr Ogbor, who was elected during the party’s primary election in Abuja, has Jerry Chukwueke as his Running Mate.

He said he was contesting for president in order to restructure the country so that it could become a developed nation.

“I want to be your president so as to fix Nigeria, my government will be unequivocally committed to a unified and prosperous nation where no one and no place will be left behind.

“Right now, Nigeria is confronted with many challenges such as insecurity, unemployment, poverty and illiteracy.

Mr Ogbor said that the time had come for Nigerians to feel the impact of leadership.

He said that APGA would produce a leadership were all lives and property would be protected, adding that Nigerians needed not to despair because hope had come.

He said that he would transform Nigeria with his five-point agenda of true federalism, social reconstruction and security.

He also listed economic reconstruction, youth and women empowerment as part of the agenda.

The National Chairman of the party, Victor Oye, said Ogbor had satisfied the requirement of APGA’s constitution.

Mr Oye said that the party would strive to ensure his victory in 2019.

He urged Nigerians to vote for APGA for a paradigm shift in the nation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that General Ogbor is a former Commandant of the Nigerian Army Education Corps.