The National leadership of All Progressive Congress Party (APC), has commended the APC Governors in the South-East region for their outstanding performance in infrastructural projects and development in their various states.
This is even as the ruling party at the centre has vowed to win Enugu and Abia states presently controlled by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The Deputy National Chairman of APC South region Emma Enukwu, made this commendation during the inaugural zonal meeting of the All Progressive Congress Party South East at the APC Zonal Secretariat Independence Layout Enugu.
Enukwu emphasized that APC Governors in the South East had done well in infrastructural development projects to compare with PDP Governors in the South East who has done woefully. He applauded them for receiving the Sun newspaper award as the best Governor of the year.
According to him, “Compare Abia State that PDP is controlling, compare Ebonyi to Enugu where PDP is ruling. Our people are seeing the development and infrastructural projects that PDP and APC governments have put on the ground. The PDP has done woefully.”
In Enugu State, what is regarded as infrastructure is billboards of happy birthday and grabbing of lands.
“There is no development you can count for, you can see the flyover that was done yesterday is already breaking, it means a sign of sinking, that is the only flyover we have in Enugu State. There is no other flyover. Go to Ebonyi and Imo State see where they are playing with roads. The Governor of Imo State is 2 years in office, see where he is playing with roads”.
“What we are doing here is grabbing lands, billboards and intimidating people. This is democracy and people will assess what you have done and what have put on ground before they vote for you.
“The new electoral law has made it impossible for people to write results and that was how they were winning before. For Ndi Enugu, it is too late, he has done nothing and there is nothing he can do from now till 2023. He will loose, we are going to win the State.
“They will tell you Enugu is in the hands of God. We did not tell God to come and develop Enugu. We elected a Governor to come and develop Enugu and that is his work. God gave him the ability and leadership to do his job,” he said.
National Vice Chairman, APC South East, Dr Ijeoma Arodiogbu, earlier in his speech said that the singular mandate of APC Southeast is to win election for APC in the Southeast in this forthcoming 2023 elections. The party is targeting those remaining States like Abia and Enugu that are poorly rated in terms of development and poor governance.
Arodiogbu cautioned APC party members to stop sabotaging and fighting each other, stressing that the party will not hesitate to invoke the party internal mechanisms to address any act of indiscipline or anti party activities.
He urged the members of APC party Southeast to do everything possible to retain the presidency since the general mood of the nation is that a president from the South East will help to unite our nation more and reduce the various flashpoints of ethnic agitations.
Arodiogbu furthermore urged them to work together with the National leadership of the party to ensure that the South East people are not short changed especially by their brothers from the South West and South South who have had their fair share of the top but are still warming up to contest again.
He advised the party State Chairmen and their Excos to map out strategies for membership drive and voter education noting that voter apathy is higher in the Southeast. He urged them to encourage the local populace to go out and register or update their PVCs.
The Hon Commissioner Federal Character Commission Abuja. Amb. Ginika Tor, in her speech said that Southeast Women will vote for APC. She emphasized that APC is a party that appreciate women.
“Any party that is supporting women will definitely have their votes. APC Chairman Abdulalahi Aliyu Adamu has given women opportunity so that many women can come on board. APC is women balancing compliance, equity for all. APC women in the Southeast is advocating for Southeast President, that is what we are advocating for,” she said