State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), South East Zone, on Saturday in Abakaliki vowed that the party would take over power in the zone in 2019.
The chairmen said after a meeting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital that they would work assiduously to ensure the party’s total victory in the zone in the next general election.
The Imo state Chairman of the party, Dr Hilary Eke, said the chairmen were touring states in the zone to strengthen the party machinery ahead of future elections.
‘’We are going round the south east states to ensure that the APC is intact, and I want to assure you in case many of you don’t know that in 2019, APC will take over all the states in this zone.
‘’PDP is still in Ebonyi state not because people like them and voted for them. It is because they have opportunity to rig.”
He therefore advised the state chapter of the party to hold meetings periodically to bring members together to ensure the growth of the party.
‘’Politics is all about meeting. it is like a farmer, If you have a land and you want to plant cassava, you first of all till the land before you begin to plant, after planting, you weed, after weeding you apply fertilizer.
“After one year, you harvest. You don’t just jump into it.
“In Imo state, we meet regularly even though we are in power. Political party is not a heavenly race’’.
On his part, the Abia Chairman of APC, Mr Donatus Nwamba said that the APC must strategise to win the zone in 2019.
‘’ We don’t want one party system and our President has said it severally and we will not be part of it, but we will win south east in 2019.
“Because when PDP was in power, we were regarded as visitors, we were regarded as renegates, but now we are in charge. So, come May 29, 2019 we must win the south east.’’, he said.
Also, the Enugu state chairman of the party, Ben Nwonye called on the members to remain focused, consistent and resolute to ensure victory.
Earlier, the Ebonyi state Chairman of the party, Mr Ben Nwobasi had commended the party chieftains for attending the meeting saying: “the meeting has strengthened the party in the state.”
National Coordinator, Buhari/Osinbanjo Initiative for Change, Mr Chinedu Ogah described the APC party as an organized party with good programmes and policies that would enhance the lots of the masses.(NAN)