APGA, APC merger will win Anambra governorship election: Osita Okechukwu


Osita Okechukwu, a chieftain of APC, has again reminded APGA leadership of the need to merge in the “Zikist model strategy” to win the November 6 governorship election.

Mr Okechukwu, the director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), explained this to journalists in Abuja.

“It is for this reason that I wish to appeal once more to APGA leaders to explore a Zikist Model merger with APC for a guaranteed seamless victory in the November 6 polls. In saying this, I know for sure that APC can win without APGA, but would enjoy the seamless victory with a Zikist model merger,” he stated.

Mr Okechukwu had recently urged APGA leaders to key into an all-important merger to kill two birds with one stone by joining the mainstream and paving the way for the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction.

On speculations that APC was plotting a forceful takeover of Anambra through a state of emergency, Mr Okechukwu explained that a merger of the two parties would cool the political temperature and moderate the political temperature environment and end up as a political masterstroke.

“Whereas I have my sympathy for the families of victims of banditry in Anambra and by extension Nigeria in general, it is my considered opinion that we should repeat the cordial relationship between with Ikemba, Odumegwu Ojukwu, and Buhari when he led APGA to a political understanding with the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) led by Buhari,” the VON boss reasoned. “We can repeat this Zikist feat again, for it is better to be late than the late.”

He further recalled a similar political camaraderie in 2013, when a faction of APGA joined the merger of APC, adding that Mr Buhari more or less saved Mr Obiano from opponents of his reelection bid in 2017.

“So, as I said two months ago, the suggestion flows from the prism of pragmatic Zikist political model, which joins us with APGA. Pragmatism is the best strategy for Ndigbo to kill two birds with one stone because if APGA fuses into APC, that will give APC three states in the South-East geopolitical zone – a milestone,” added Mr Okechukwu.