- A former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi has paid a visit to the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye during which he formally informed the party leadership of his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the party.
Umeadi was accompanied on the visit by two members of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of APGA, Dr. Uju Okeke and Hon. Patrick Obianwu, as well as the national vice chairman of APGA in South South, Ogbueshi Tony Eboka, the party’s chairman in Delta State, Chief Afam Enemokwu and chairman in Imo State, Hon. John Iwuala.
Others in the entourage were chairman of the party in Delta State, Rev. Augustine Ewemere, that of Akwa Ibom State, Joseph Patrick Otu, Ebonyi State chairman Stephen Okoronka, coordinator of the party in Enugu State, Ernest Biosa and Deputy Chairman of APGA in Anambra State, Chief Tony Elee.
While seeking the blessing of the party leadership as he declared his ambition, Umeadi, who is a Professor of Law at University of Nigeria, observed that only good leadership could bring the much needed change Nigeria, adding that he was prepared to give the country quality leadership and put her on the path of economic and economic growth.
He said: “Nigeria requires a change which only good leadership could provide. We need to change the way we think so we could change the way we do things”.
“We all need to roll up our sleeves and go to work in all facets of our national life and I believe that we will be able to reposition Nigeria in four years from 2023.
“I am stepping out as a champion of rule of law, separation of powers and due process. The bulwark of my presidential bid is predicated on popular votes at the polls from a majority of Nigerians. We should respect the ballots”.
Umeadi, who said he had related in one way or the other with many politicians, both living and dead, recalled how he was introduced to the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo at Ikenne, Ogun State by his late uncle and running mate to Awolowo, Chief Philip Umeadi, SAN.59m