- The APC discloses that it plans to grow its influence in the southeast political zone in the 2023 general elections
- Leaders of the APC note that the party plans to win three governorship elections and at least three speakership positions in the state assemblies in the southeast region
- Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology, says APC leaders in the southeast zone must come together in order to achieve the target of the party ahead of 2023 general elections
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed that it plans to grow its influence in the southeast region by winning at least three governorship elections in 2023.
Leaders of the APC in the southeast region made the disclosure on Thursday, January 2, during a stakeholders’ meeting led by the minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Premium Times reports.
The party also noted that it was planning to win at least three speakership positions in the state assemblies in the zone as well as getting a majority of the National Assembly seats for the region.
Onu stated that party leaders in the zone must come together in order to achieve the target of the party ahead of 2023 general elections.
“I will like to appeal to all our members in the South-east, please no matter how the party offended you, no matter what any person may have done against you, please try and forgive because all of us are Christians. We believe very strongly when offended if we forgive that we are lifting even a great burden from ourselves,” the minister said.
“We no longer want to have factions, we have seen that in Nigeria, the APC is the governing party and this party is very strong and will keep governing Nigeria for a long time to come.
Onu noted that the APC southeast geo-political zone was yet to produce governors elected on the platform of the party.
The minister alleged that the PDP governors in the southeast zone were taking the glory for achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.
He claimed there was low publicity in the media for programmes, projects and policies carried out in the zone by the APC-led federal government.
Meanwhile, southeast governors and senators have been urged to defect from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress as moves for the actualization of Igbo presidency in 2023 warm-up.
Vanguard reports that members of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide made the call on Saturday, October 26 in a statement jointly signed by the group's president-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary-general, Okwu Nnabuike.
According to them, the youth group sorts the willing defection to APC of at least two southeast governors and some key senators.
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