A chieftain of the APC in Bende local government of Abia State, chief Benjamin Kalu has lauded the successful completion of ward congresses in Abia, stressing that the party has proven to be a united force. He also expressed satisfaction with the integrity of the congress committee, describing them as men of reputable character and proven integrity.
He said this on yesterday while addressing newsmen in Abia state. The businessman cum politician also hailed the party for its strong belief in the principles of democracy.
“Our party has proven to be a united force. APC believes in all the principles of democracy which includes justice, equity, fair hearing.
“We experienced a very peaceful congress last week Saturday. And in the spirit of democracy, the National Working Committee appointed a sound panel to usher in a fair hearing to the very little number that may have been displeased in the conduct of the congress.
“You must have experienced the atmosphere of friendliness, togetherness and unity during the last meeting. This goes a long way to show that the APC has come to stay in Abia.
“If I quote one of the panelists, he said “the quality of men I have seen assures the party that it is possible to take over power in Abia state” and that pleased and gladdened our hearts. We are moving forward. Most people, are going to see and interact with them.
“I’m sure the quality of men that have been chosen to head this panel have the capacity to address the concerns of those who may not have been pleased by what happened on Saturday. For now, we are looking forward to what is coming up this Saturday which is the local government congress. I’m assuring Abians and Nigerians that the APC in Abia state is not the same like you have experienced in some other states. APC in Abia state is going to be peaceful and it’s going to achieve the intents of putting the congress package together.
“We are very confident that the quality of men sent to us to organise these congresses are men of reputable character with proven integrity who have failed many people who wanted to change their mindsets. Who have refused to be bribed. Who have refused to go along the path of corruption but have remained steadfast to uphold the principles of democracy.
“Those whom you have seen that participated are those that believe in APC. Anybody who believes in APC participated in the last congress. Those who did not participate are not APC members” he said.
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