Peter Obi and I Made APGA Formidable, We’ll Make LP Too – Umeh


Former National chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Senatorial candidate of Labour Party (LP), Senator Victor Umeh has said that he and the presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi will join hands to build the party.

Umeh said he and former Governor Peter Obi made APGA when many people who are revelling around the party today where no where near it.

The former senator who spoke with THE RAZOR NEWS in an interview said: “This APGA you are seeing today, which some people are revelling around it, I and Mr Peter Obi took it from nothing and made it formidable.”

He said he has resolved to do the things that make him happy, and that he will join Obi to ensure victory for LP, as campaigning for the party’s presidential candidate all across the country will give him great joy.

“I will focus on the forthcoming election. Campaigning with Mr Peter Obi around Nigeria is what will make me happy. I want somebody from the South-east to be the president of Nigeria, and right now, Peter Obi is about the best candidate available.

“I will go round Nigeria with him, I will go round my senatorial district with him and campaign with him, so that we begin to rebuild the things we started.”

Speaking for his plans for the 10th Senate, Umeh said: “If I win this election that is forthcoming, the 10th Senate will know that somebody who came and stayed for 17 months is now back for four years.

“I will do my job democratically as I did in the eighth Senate, with any person of goodwill, to preach to Nigerians that all Nigerians must live with equal rights, all parts of Nigeria. If they want Nigeria to continue to be a country, all parts of Nigeria must be accommodated in the affairs of government, be it in the sharing of infrastructure, appointment at all levels, anything government should do, nobody should be left behind.

“There are various unrest in Nigeria today, people are rebelling because of the manner things have been handled. If you handled things evenly, people will be happy.

“I’m going back to the 10th Senate if I win to help to fashion a new Nigeria through lawmaking. When I was in the eighth Senate, I was the chairman of Senate committee on labour and productivity, and I championed labour matters, including the minimum wage bill and I interacted with labour.

“So, coming to Labour Party is bringing me to a familiar terrain and we will continue to fight for a Nigeria where peace and equity will reign supreme,” he said.


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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