The Anambra State chapter of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday, in Awka held its expanded stakeholders meeting with the view of re-assessing itself towards the realization of the objective of winning the next gubernatorial election in the state.
Welcoming the members of the party, the State Chairman, Chief Basil Ejidike informed of the imperativeness of the meeting, as he reeled out the successes of the State Working Committee (SWC) for the past two years which have culminated to the party winning new members and collectively working towards the sustenance of peace, and promotion of understanding.
The stakeholders meeting provided an avenue for the party leaders to proffer solutions and ideas to cementing of bonds and engagement with various stakeholders, with the view of breeding dialogue, healthy debates and most importantly trust and love required to resolving disagreements in the party as this will pave way for the party to win the next gubernatorial election.
Earlier, at the meeting, Chairman Ejidike decried the lack of adequate reward system and made a case for the presidency; extending a call to President Buhari led administration to look for means to empower party men in the state who have worked hard over the years.
In his remark, the State party leader and Minister of Labour, Chief Dr. Chris Ngige harped on the essence of the meeting, stressing that it was necessary to addressing grievances and fallouts.
Minister Ngige further admonished that providence will always pave the way for just, patient and committed partymen who truly serves the party, reminding all that leadership comes from God almighty.
As contained in his speech, the party frontline leader, Chief Ngige revealed that there is a strategy for more inclusive approach to bringing on board diligent party members in most of the administration’s social investment programs such as the 774, 000 jobs of the federal government as well as the new improved Conditional Cash Transfer program.
Also speaking at the meeting, the party’s stakeholders spoke on the essence of restoring peace, conducting a bottom up membership registration, and mobilizing the party for coming elections as this will lay the foundation for re-organizing the party.
They developed a complete strategy and the way forward for the state party chapter, which includes:
unification among party leaders, and
the need to pool resources, time and talents together, as these important steps will strengthen the party’s resolve to take over the Government House, Awka which will then bring about more empowerment for party members.
Leaders of the party that graced the occasion are: H.E Dr. Chris Ngige, Sen. Andy Uba, Sen. Peter Anosike, Hon. Tony Nwoye, Hon. Nze Chidi Duru, Chief. Paul Chukwuma, Chief Nelson Onubogu, Chief Olisa Onyeka and other dignitaries.
De la crème la crème of the party’s gubernatorial aspirants in the auspicious gathering are: Chief Ben Etiaba (Ifenna Nnewi), Chief. Amobi Nwokafor (Agbako-Agbako Awka), Chief Azuka Okwuosa, Chief George Moghalu (Ohamadike), Chief Paul Orajiaka (Kpakpando Azia), Chief Dozie Nwankwo (Ebubechukwu Uzo Oko), Chief John Bosco Onunkwo (Akaekpuchionwa Umuchu), Col. Geoff Onyejekwu (Ide Aniedo III)