Reporter : CHRISTIAN NWANGENE
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 general election in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, has called on all interest groups in the party to work in unity for the progress of the party in the area.
Senator Eze, who is the leader of APC in Enugu State, made the call when he held a meeting with the state executive and local government executive members of the party at their Secretariat in Enugu.
The APC Chieftain said unity had become imperative for the party to move forward and consolidate on its achievements, and insisted on the strengthening of the party at the grassroots level in order to make a meaningful head way in the state.
”Unity is very important and that is what is not very common in our midst, everybody is pulling in a different direction and there is no way we can make any impact without unity.
“We need to come together: the high, the low and the middle level of the party, and there is a resolution that we will all come together because we have a new registration exercise by the corner. We have congresses to fill up the offices from the ward to the local government, to the state level and to the national. So this is an opportunity for us to do it right, and we are determined to do it right,” Senator Eze appealed.
While calling on members to elect people with pedigree in the upcoming congresses of the party, Senator Eze noted that appointments should be based on merit and competence, expressing regret that often times party loyalists were not rewarded.
Senator Ayogu Eze, maintained that stakeholders of the party in the zone were working hard to ensure that a candidate from Igbo extraction be given the opportunity to be President of the country in 2023.
“I wont be surprised if the next president of Nigeria is a Nigerian of the southeast extraction. It is doable, it is possible, and we can only get it, if we work for it.
“We are dedicated to the party and we are doing our grassroots recruitment and we are going to give APC support and once they see the level of support and commitment, that is doing to determine what will happen,” Senator Eze stated.
On the Membership Registration and re-validation exercise slated to commence in the second week of this month, Senator Eze, encouraged members to move down to the grassroots and mobilize members.
The event attracted top leaders of the party in the State, including party state Caretaker Chairman, executive members from seventeen local government areas of the State who the Senator presented with bags of rice and cash as Christmas and New Year gifts.