- The All Progressives Congress in the southeast is doing all it can to clinch the presidency in 2023
- The party in the zone has started making preparations that would give Igbo a chance at the presidency in 2023
- Zonal reconciliation, peace, strengthening and repositioning committee was inaugurated by APC in the southeast
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the southeast has started making preparations that would give the zone a chance at the presidency in 2023.
The party said it is more prepared to harmonize views and build bridges of unity that would sell the southeast to the rest of Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that APC in the southeast inaugurated its zonal reconciliation, peace, strengthening and repositioning committee in Enugu on Wednesday, June 5.
According to the chairman of the committee, Dr Emeka Wogu, the people of the zone have to put the past behind them, amend ways so to have a shot at the Nigerian Presidency in the next election.
He said: “The APC South-East zone gave us the mandate to reconcile and make peace with a view of strengthening and repositioning the party in the whole of South-East, taking into consideration that certain members of our party felt so dissatisfied with the process of congresses, primaries and the main elections, they felt aggrieved and that is the reason why this committee was set-up.
“We have agreed that every state should come with its peculiarities or what led to the disorganisation and lack of peace in their states and at the end of the day we will distill issues and visit all the states.
"We will also visit our leaders in the states and speak truth to them and find a way of repositioning the party in the South-East to face the evolving realities of political dialectics of our party and of our country so that by 2023 we will be in a position to win the elections that we couldn’t win because of internal wrangling, which led to certain sabotages against our party.
“So in 2023 we will do well and then we will look at all positions available in this country, not limited to only National Assembly and Governorship, but including the big one. We need to go for it, negotiate for it and become relevant.
“We are resolute in supporting President Buhari and assisting him to achieve his positive desires by ensuring that South-East APC is peaceful to take over the whole political positions in the zone."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the former governor of Abia state and senator-elect for Abia North district, Orji Uzor Kalu, Peter Obi and Ike Ekweremadu, were endorsed for 2023 Igbo presidency.
The endorsement was made by an Igbo socio-political and cultural group, Movement for Justice and Equity/Solidarity for Election of President of Igbo Extraction.
The national president of the group, Simon Chukwuemeka Ogonaezi, said the trio were endorsed because of their good track records.
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