The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has endorsed the former Minister of Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho as the party’s consensus candidate for the 2015 governorship election in the state.

Iheanacho is one of the founders and a former Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Shipowners Association and Chairman of Genesis Worldwide Shipping and Integrated Oil and Gas.

This is contained in a communique signed by members of the state working committee, zonal executive members, local government chairmen of the party as well as members of Imo State House of Assembly.

According to the communique, the party maintained that Iheanacho was unanimously endorsed following the outcome of a painstaking assessment and evaluation undertaken by the APGA leadership in the state.

Part of the assessment they noted is through the ratings by the electorate of Imo State from the wards to local government and the state levels.

Also, the party took consideration of the views, observations and commentaries which emanated from the recently concluded Imo APGA sensitisation mega rally in the state.

The communique reads in part, ”In our desire to ensure the realisation of our collective desire for good governance in Imo State in 2015, and beyond, we went extra mile to feel the pulse of our Imo political stakeholders including our party leaders, rank and file, party faithful within and outside Imo State and most importantly the Imo electorate on the chances of our great party winning the governorship election in 2015.

“The result of our polling continued to indicate that our great party, APGA, stood a very good chance if we field a very experienced, capable, credible, articulate, accomplished and mature candidate to fly the party’s flag in the pending gubernatorial contest in 2015.

“The Imo State Apex Leadership Caucus, therefore, carried out a careful assessment of the various gubernatorial aspirants of our great party based on their individual capacities, their ratings by the general electorate of Imo State from the wards, local governments through the state level and their independent rating by the Imo State public in general.”—Ships and Ports