Sunday, 15 May 2016

We will takeover the entire South-East come 2019 - APC Vowed




The State Chairmen of All Progressives Congress in the South-East has vowed that the party would take over power in the region in 2019.
The chairmen said after a meeting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, that they would work hard to ensure APC’s total victory in the zone in the next general elections, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Imo State Chairman of the party, Dr. Hilary Eke, said the chairmen were touring states in the zone to strengthen the party machinery ahead of future elections.
“We are going round the south-east states to ensure that the APC is intact, and I want to assure you in case many of you don’t know that in 2019, APC will take over all the states in this zone. Peoples Democratic Party is still in Ebonyi State not because people like them and voted for them. It is because they have opportunity to rig,” Eke said.
He therefore advised the state chapter of the party to hold meetings periodically to bring members together to ensure growth of the APC.
“Politics is all about meeting. It is like a farmer, if you have a land and you want to plant cassava, you first of all till the land before you begin to plant. After planting, you weed; after weeding, you apply fertilizer. After one year, you harvest. You don’t just jump into it. In Imo State, we meet regularly even though we are in power. Political party is not a heavenly race,” the Imo APC chair stated.
On his part, the Abia Chairman of APC, Mr. Donatus Nwamba, said the APC must strategise to win the region in 2019.
“We don’t want one-party system and our President has said it severally and we will not be part of it, but we will win south-east in 2019. Because when PDP was in power, we were regarded as visitors. We were regarded as renegades, but now we are in charge. So, come May 29, 2019 we must win the south-east states,” Nwamba said.
Also, the Enugu State Chairman of the party, Ben Nwonye, called on the members to remain focused, consistent and resolute to ensure victory.
Earlier, the Ebonyi State Chairman of the party, Ben Nwobasi, had commended the party chieftains for attending the meeting saying, “the meeting has strengthened the party in the state.”
National Coordinator, Buhari/Osinbajo Initiative for Change, Chinedu Ogah, described the APC as an organised party with good programmes and policies that would benefit the masses.
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