A leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Imo State, Chief Cyril Duruaku has offered reasons why the party is supporting President Goodluck Jonathan again for re-election in 2015.
Speaking with our reporter in Owerri, Duruaku explained that President Jonathan had proven that he remained the better candidate than everyone aspiring to be Nigeria’s leader come 2015 because of his government’s developmental and economic policies.
“We adopted him as APGA presidential candidate in 2011 and he did not disappoint us. So we’re still adopting him for re-election in 2015. The reason is that if you see somebody that is well-qualified, why can’t you use that person? Must it be your party?
“You see, the problem we have in Nigeria is the kind of bitter politics we play. If I know that you know this thing more than me, why can’t I support you? But here, everybody wants to answer former aspirant. That’s the problem we are having. There are a lot of jesters that are coming up to contest for the presidency just to answer former presidential aspirants. Not that they are coming to offer anything reasonable”, he said.
The APGA leader stated that more reasons why the party had decided to support the president for re-election were that he awarded the second Niger Bridge, which successive governments used to play politics in the past as well as upgrading the status of the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu to international level.
In his words, “The roads in south east states are receiving serious attention, courtesy of Jonathan’s administration. So, what else do you want? It will be difficult for any true Igboman to give his vote to another person other than President Jonathan in 2015. Look at his economic team, most of them are Igbo chaps. So, we dictate the tune of events in the country”.
Duruaku hailed the progress being made by his party, APGA, in the state in its bid to restore the power, which Governor Rochas Okorocha took to the All Progressives Congress, APC, saying the party was consolidating to become one that is devoid of factions.
He stated that with the number of governorship aspirants jostling to get the party’s governorship ticket, the coast was now clear for the party to put its act together to win the 2015 governorship election in the state.