Maduako Igbokwe l Saturday, October 1, 2022
AWKA, Anambra – All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra State chapter has stated that the party would deliver the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at 2023 general election.
According to the party, Ndigbo are not ready to play tribal or ethnic politics in the 2023 Presidential election but to prioritize on core issue based campaign. The party , however, apologized to the stakeholders who felt aggrieved in one way or the other in Anambra State in the past to sheath their sword.
Anambra State Chairman of the party, Chief Basil Ejidike, while apologizing to the party stakeholders at the party’s secretariat in Awka, Anambra State Saturday, said the party was ready and fully prepared to deliver it’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in 2023.
“I apologize to some of our stakeholders, who had laboured before now to hold the party in the past”, he said. He said that he had visited virtually all of the stakeholders personally and collectively to apologize to those who felt they were treated badly.
“To err is human and to forgive, divine. I visited them personally and collectively to apologize if I offended them in any way for us to unite the more to win our elections. A house divided against itself can not stand the onslaught from outside” he said.
On the impact of APC government in Southeast, Ejidike, said it was awesome that the federal government has done well in the zone.
According to him ,some of the great things done in the zone among others include the second Niger Bridge, the Enugu -Port Hacourt and Onitsha Enugu expressway ways .
“You can’t compare the achievements of APC to that of PDP who stayed for 16 years without anything to show for it, especially, in the Southeast. It is not yet time to count our blessings.
“Ndigbo should praise the landmark achievements of APC in the Southeast and therefore, should endeavour to return the party to power in 2023. We should avoid tribal and ethnic politics. Ndigbo should work hard in 2023 to be counted in national politics. And today, APC as a Party in Anambra, is more stable, coherent and not leaving any stone unturned in making sure our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu wins in 2023″Ejidike said
He said the security situation in Anambra State has kept many people away from the State before now. He said ,the state party congratulated Tinubu and his deputy, Kashim Shettima for their emergency, describing them as round peg in a round hole.
According to him, their antecedents had kept them as leaders in the presidential race in 2023.
He also said the party hailed Senator Andy Uba, who had remained a solid rock for APC in Anambra State with Governor Hope Uzodinma, the leader of the party in southeast.
According to him, the party remained indebted to them. The APC leader also, commended Mama APC in the State and Coordinator of the presidential committee in Anambra,senator Margery Okadigbo and Hon Chidi Duru in the presidential Committees.
“APC has had it’s internal crisis like any other party in the country, but the story is now different because we have become united and ready to excel in Anambra State. Some committees have been set up to achieve the return of the party in 2023 and we’re good to go “APC Chairman said.