Former Chief Judge of Anambra state, Prof. Peter Umeadi has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2023 polls.
Justice Umeadi who was returned unopposed became APGA’s presidential candidate at the party’s convention in Abuja which was attended by its leaders and members from the country’s six geo-political zones.
The party delegates affirmed his candidacy by a voice vote.
APGA National Chairman, Dr Victor Oye, who expressed optimism that Umeadi would be sworn in as President in 2023, said that the party would also produce more than 30 senators.
Oye said that APGA would take Nigeria by storm, adding that Umeadi having served in the judiciary for 35 years was well equipped and was the candidate to beat in the presidential election.
“APGA is a realistic party; we do not build castles in the air. The emergence of Umeadi shows that APGA is united and would spring surprises by being elected president by Nigerians in 2023,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Umeadi said he was stepping out with the triple banner of rule of law, separation of power and due process if elected.
”Our triple banner should form the structure for a new Nigeria which an APGA government at the centre under my watch would bring about,” Umeadi said.