The All Progressive Congress (APC) Abia State chapter has urge all its members and the entire people of the state to ignore some politicians who claim to be part of the APC family, but are indirectly working in favour of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to destabilize the party.
The APC in Abia added that the goal of taking government house, Umuahia and other political positions away from the PDP come 2019 is one that must be achieved no matter the distraction the opposition is willing to sponsor.
APC in reaction to a publication attributed to one Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe and one Chidi Ayaja where they claimed that one Chief Ikechi Emenike is the governorship candidate of APC in Abia State for 2019 election.
In a telephone chat with our reporter Abia APC Publicity Secretary, Comrade Benedict Godson urged the PDP to stop hiding behind and sending their errand boys like Dr. Ndukwe to do work of opposition simply because Abians have rejected the PDP for putting the state in terrible state.
The Abia APC also reminded Abians that parallel election has been Chief Emenike’s stock-in-trade as a politician and there is no need to be worried as he has come to exhibit what he is known for.
The party urged the PDP to realize that the Abia APC is a moving train that cannot be derailed by immature mischievous political jiggery-pokery from clumsy and incompetent political party that has failed the state.
In the words of Godson: “Everyone knows which party Ikechi Emenike actually belongs to. Hiding under APC and doing the bidding of PDP will not take him anywhere. He has come again because that is what he does every four years.
“Ikechi Emenike has done this same thing in some political parties he once belonged to. When Emenike was in ANPP, he held a parallel congress and parallel primaries and he ended up with nothing. When he joined PDP he did parallel primary against T. A Orji. In 2014 he also held a parallel primary against Dr. Nyerere. And now, this time around he is at it again.
“During his mother’s burial we all saw the handwriting on the wall. No APC member was invited. It was a PDP affair where governor Ikpeazu, former governor T.A Orji and all serving PDP senators and elected officers were present. The government even graded the road leading to his house for him and participated fully.
“The truth is that he is a member of APC by name not by participation and loyalty. We challenge Emenike to mention any prominent Abia politician in APC that is with him? Aside him, who else is running for any position together with him in his so called party. He alone is the Rep candidate, governorship candidate, senatorial candidate and all that, even down to State Assembly he is their sole candidate.
“The PDP is just using him because they know that Ikpeazu has been a disaster and they have nothing to talk about aside trying to destroy the formidableAbia APC.“
Speaking further Godson said, “Emenike wants to build a political dynasty in Abia, but that is not going to work out. He wants to be governor, his wife is currently a serving ambassador, his clan’s man, Okechukwu Enelamah is the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment. And this minister has never been an active member in the party. Abia doesn’t have a minister because there is no impact from him.
“We have given Abians candidates who will bring the change we desire. From our governorship candidate Dr. Uche Ogah (the liberator of Abia) to Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu, Sir Marc Wabara and many others in various positions Abia can boast of worthy men and women they can elect as leaders.
“It is obvious that APC is not leaving any stone unturned in bringing change into Abia. The PDP errand boys can keep deceiving themselves until we march into Abia government house and other positions to give our people proper representation.”
Godson thanked the entire party leaders for making Abia APC a party that creates fear in the heart of the ruling party in the state. He also thanked the National leadership of the party led by comrade Adams Oshiomhole whom he described as an upright man whose leadership has added more integrity to the party.
He said: “We wish to appreciate our able National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshomhole for bringing sound leadership into the party. We also appreciate our state chairman, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa.
“We thank our leaders His Excellency Chris Akomas, Prince B.B Apugo, Senator Chris Adighije, Hon. Acho Obioma, Sen. Bob Nwanunu, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajiriuka, Rt.Hon. Martins Azubuike. Rt.Hon.Agwu U Agwu.
“Chief Nyerere Anyim, Bar Emeka Nwogu, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, Hon. Chinenye ike, Chief. Nduka Anyanwa, Barr. F.N Nwosu, Chief G.O.Onyemaobi, Gen. Ogbonna Okoro, DIG. Azubuike Udah, Prince Paul Ikonna, Engr. Okey Nwaubani, Bar. K. C. O, Amb. Okey Emuchay, and other important party leaders for their roles and advice.
“Most importantly, we appreciate all APC members in the state. They are the real owners of grassroots politics from ward level to the state level.”
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