Reporter : UCHE NDEKE

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to return the party to the people.

The Coordinator of the reconciliation Committee of the Party in South East Zone and Governor of IMO State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, stated this during a stakeholders meeting held in Awka the Anambra State capital.

Former governors, serving ministers, members of the National Assembly from the South East Zone among others graced the occasion.

The meeting dwelt on issues concerning the party and how to reconcile the aggrieved members in Anambra State after which the committee would visit other states for same purpose.

Governor Uzodinma observed that no appreciable progress would be made under a situation where stakeholders were not united for a common goal.

According to Governor Uzodinma, the President had directed that the people should be allowed to determine their representatives and who would govern them without undue influence from party leaders.

He said the people of the zone could not get the justice they clamour for in the national affairs while playing ethnic politics of disunity and hatred among themselves, stressing that they should strive to be part of the political mainstream.

A former Senate president and South East representative in the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ken Nnamani said Anambra and Enugu states in particular needed to demonstrate that they understood the importance of national politics to harness the ingenuity of their economic resilience.

Senator Nnamani said the revalidation of membership and registration exercise at polling units level would be launched officially by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 30, 2021 in Daura, Katsina State.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, and leader of APC in Anambra State, Dr. Chris Ngige, enjoined governorship aspirants under the party platform to continue to be in peace and unity with one another for the overall interest of the people.

Similarly, the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, and that of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, harped on the need for all to work together for a common goal of purposeful leadership.