The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has challenged all elected officers from the party and beyond to take preventive measures that would ward off the COVID 19 pandemic in their various constituencies and beyond
The party in a statement issued Sunday urged its teeming supporters in the country to obey all the conditions as provided by the World Health Organization to free from the ravaging pandemic
In a statement, the National Chairman of APGA, Victor Ike Oye, called on APGA faithful and Nigerian citizens to join hands in the fight against the virus, even as he regretted that the impact of the COVID-19 disease has continued to grow day by day.
The party appealed to critical stakeholders, including elected representatives in both the state and the National Assembly to support this initiative by making personal donations of sanitizers, masks and other needs on behalf of the party to their constituents to mitigate the impact of the perilous virus.
“We cannot afford not to live for one another at this time of national emergency. This is the time we need to show practical love to one another and carry one another’s burden in prayer. By belonging to the same political party we share a common ideology-bonded together by love and patriotism”.
The party explained that it has taken more measures to protect its members against the impending cataclysm, which among whom is shutting down of APGA national and state offices.
“Now that the impact of the pandemic has continued to grow, we have thought it wise at this time to appeal to us to stick together as one family, help one another as much as we can, by sharing information, our God-given wealth (in cash and materials) and praying for one another.
“What our people need most now are food items, medical equipment and disposables. What is happening in our nation, nay the world, today calls for continued vigilance and obedience to God’s word and dictates of civil authorities”.
APGA added, “As we pray for divine intervention in our present circumstances, we must not fail to extend the hand of fellowship and support to one another. This is the time to bury whatever differences that exist among us and work together to defeat this wicked and errant adversary”.
The party commended Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, for what it described as the proactive steps his government had taken to fight the scourge and protect the people of the State.
APGA, however, urged the governor not to relent but collaborate with relevant agencies and governments to ensure that the adverse impact of the pandemic is generally reduced.