An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Abia, Chief Onyekachi Onyekwere, a.k.a “Gaddafi”, has lauded the party’s resolution to undertake direct primary to elect candidates for 2023 elections in Abia.
Onyekwere stated this on Monday, when a governorship aspirant on the APC platform, Chief Daniel Eke, visited him in his Eziala Nsulu nation house in Isialangwa North Native Authorities Space of the state.
He stated that the nationwide management of the get together permitted direct major for Abia and different states, the place the get together is having issues.
The reporter experiences that Abia APC grew to become poliarised into two factions within the aftermath of the ward, native authorities and state congresses in 2021.
The parallel congresses produced two leaderships with Acho Obioma from the Donatus Nwankpa-led group and Kingsley Ononogbu, who emerged from Ikechi Emenike-led faction.
Though, the nationwide management of the get together recognised and inaugurated the Ononogbu-led government, the 2 factions have continued to function underneath separate leaderships and secretariats in Umuahia.
Talking on the direct major, Onyekwere expressed happiness that the strategy would assist to make sure that solely a well-liked governorship aspirant emerged.
He additionally stated that with direct primaries, those that allegedly hijacked the get together would give manner for real leaders.
“Allow us to be calm and centered now that the get together has directed that direct primaries will probably be utilized in Abia.
“What we have to do is to get to the individuals on the grassroot.
“Those that are preventing us, God will combat them,” Onyekwere stated.
He additional stated that he inspired the aspirant, who hails from Abia North, to run for the governorship, contemplating his sterling qualities.
He described Eke as a person of knowledge, intelligence and with the requisite capability to vary Abia.
“Sure, I’ve endorsed him for the governorship. He’s my candidate.
“I belief him and I consider he’s the person we have to change the state,” he stated.
NAN experiences that Onyekwere, who’s well-respected for his political sagacity in Isialangwa, is also called a political kingmaker within the state.
The assembly was attended by the Council Chairman and Girl Chief of the get together, Mr Endy Ogalabu and Mrs Rose Onyendilefu, respectively.
Ogalabu assured the aspirant of the help of the get together members within the space and suggested him to make sure that the needful is finished in his pursuit for the get together’s ticket.
He additional stated: “On the day of the primaries, we will stand behind our alternative.
“Those that thought they hijacked the get together would know they’ve no one with them and they’ll quietly fizzle out.
“Thereafter, the candidate that may emerge mechanically turns into the chief of APC within the state.”
In a short comment, the girl chief advised Eke that “for coming right here to seek the advice of us, your victory is assured.
“I’m assured that you’ll change Abia, if given the mandate,” she stated.
The aspirant thanked the get together leaders for his or her perception in him and promised to not disappoint them, if elected.
Eke assured them that he would work to attain the cardinal goal of his manifesto, which incorporates to “reclaim, restore and modernise” the state.
He promised to advertise high quality and purposeful training, deal with youth unemployment by way of coaching in technological expertise, changing waste to wealth, amongst different improvement programmes.
Different get together leaders on the assembly included the LG Secretary, Mr Azubuike Nwachukwu, Youth Chief, James Uchenna, and Alfred Chubuike, Chief Aniforo Ole and Dr Samuel Ekpo.
The aspirant was accompanied on the go to by members of his political construction, known as Actuality Organisation, together with its Secretary, Uzoma Emezue, Mr Jimmy Uche and former Speaker of Aba North Legislative Council, Jonah Onwuchekwa.