The leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been reminded of the need to strike a merger with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Zikist Model strategy in other to win the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.

According to a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu insisted that APGA was on the way to losing its first governorship contest in Anambra State after 16 years if the party leaders refused to take the option of merging with the APC.

The APC chieftain used the opportunity to appeal once more to APGA leaders to explore a Zikist Model merger with APC for a guaranteed seamless victory in the November 6 polls, assuring that APC can win without APGA, but would enjoy seamless victory merging with the party.

Osita Okechukwu who refuted the
speculations that APC was plotting a forceful takeover of Anambra State through the institution of state of emergency, explained that a merger of the two parties would not only cool the political tension but will also moderate the environment and end up as a political masterstroke.

He further recalled the history of political understanding between President Muhammadu Buhari and the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, stressing that it was in that spirit that President Buhari recently assured Governor Willie Obiano that there was no cause for alarm as declaration of state of emergency was not on the cards.