National chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has joined others in the call for the government to fund political parties in the country. According to him, it will help to reduce counter-accusations that is commonplace in the current party system.
“I canvas that government appropriates money to political parties. Even representatives elected on the platform of parties should contribute to the running of political parties,” said Umeh, who spoke after facing the three-man screening panel for Anambra Central senatorial zone in Awka.
He said: “It is an aberration that government has not been funding parties. Poor funding is the root of bad management among political parties.”
Umeh emerged as the sole candidate for the zone as there was no other aspirant under the umbrella of APGA.
The screening panel led by the national vice chairman of APGA in the South West, Alhaji Tayo Sowunmi quizzed Umeh for about 20 minutes.
Asked why he intends to run for senate, Umeh said he considers it a challenge. “APGA has been doing well in the past nine years. The party has a very bright future.”
“I have been receiving endorsements from my people who asked me to run for the seat and we are doing everything possible with Governor Willie Obiano to win the three senatorial seats in the state.”