By Moses Oyediran, Enugu
The Enugu state All Progressive Congress APC, Committee on the ongoing membership revalidation/ registration has advised people of the southeast geo-political zone to embrace the exercise enmass, saying that would boost chances of the quest for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
It posited that the zone’s desire to occupy the highest office in the land in the next political dispensation via the APC platform may be difficult to realized without having the needed and encouraging number, which is a strong factor in any election.
Chairman of the Committee Senator Jonathan Zwingina, stated this Saturday when the Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial district under the platform of the APC in the 2019 election, Princess Adaku Ogbu, revalidated her membership of the party at her
Onunvu Umuiba pooling unit, Nara ward (1) in Nara Unateze, Nkanu East Council area of the state.
Represented at the event by a member of the Committee Barr. Micheal Ugwa, the Chairmen, stressed the need for the zone to join the ruling party in a huge number for their own interest.
According to him, “the game of politics, is all about the number, “so for southeast to realize her dream, the people must join the APC in their numbers through the ongoing registration/ revalidation exercise.
The Committee charged the APC faithful in the locality to see themselves as fishers of men who have been commissioned by the party to go out and fish for new members.
Speaking at the ceremony graced by top stalwarts of the party in the state, which included, ex-Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, represented by the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on youth Mobilize action, Mr. Maduka Arum, Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party in the state, Dr. Ben Nwoye, amongst others, Princes Ogbu, said APC is “the party to go to.”
While calling on people of the locality and state to join the APC, Princess Ogbu, a pioneer member of the party said she’s proud to identify with the ruling political platform in Nigeria and has never regretted her decision.
Princess Ogbu pointed out that the southeast geo-political zone has benefitted immensely from President Muhammadu Buhari’s led APC federal government, especially in the area of road and other infrastructure.
The former Senatorial hopeful, who is a daughter of former Chairman of Enugu state traditional rulers Council, Late Igwe Nathan Ogbu, said the exercise has exposed the strength of the party in their locality as the influx of people from other political parties has been unprecedented.
“This exercise has really exposed the strength of the APC in Nkanu East because we are running out of materials. People are joining the party in their numbers and we are requesting more materials from the National working committee.” Princess Ogbu stated.
“APC has become the party to go to because the people have seen the aggressive infrastructural development strides of the party in the country and South East in particular.
She, however, assured that she will continue to mobilize people to join the party and thanked the party leadership for the honour of attending the revalidation of her membership of the party.
In his speech, the state Chairman of the party, Dr. Nwoye, who led other Chieftains of the APC in the state to witness the exercise, assured the people that they are on the right political track.
He said APC, is a party that has the interest of southeast Nigeria at heart, hence the need for the people to take advantage of the registration exercise to embrace it.