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2023 governorship: APC re-strategises to take over Ebonyi

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By Ruth Oginyi

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announce February 18, 2023 as the date for presidential election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to amend their 2019 mistakes and take over Ebonyi State Government House in 2023.

The decision was made during the peace and unity meeting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.

Minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, at the meeting, appealed to party stakeholders to come together and form a formidable force that will remove PDP from power in the state. He urged APC members to work as a team to make Ebonyi one of the decision makers at the national level of the party by supporting the party programmes.

The party further call for establishment of presidential liaison office in Abakaliki to oversee federal government incentives for the grassroots, accusing rival PDP of mismanagement. “We want APC flag to fly in Ebonyi Government House. I want to assure you: if we can work together, there is no mountain we can’t climb. And it is very important that we do so.

APC state chairman, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu, addressing journalists, said the meeting was in line with national reconciliation policy. He said the peace talks had started at the local government level before the final one at the state party office.

“Today, all factions, all leaders have accepted to stop their bickering, restrategise and move forward for winning elections in 2023. All this didn’t happen without some far-reaching decisions ranging from the house mandating the leader of the party, Ogbonnaya Onu, the honourable ministry of science and technology, the former governor, Chief Martins Elechi, Senator Chris Nwankwo, Hon Ugo Chima, Senator Anthony Agbo, Hon. Chinedu Ogah and the party chairman to form a committee that will ensure that the imposition of candidates and all that made us not to win election in 2019 didn’t happen again.

“And above all they should take a step to consult the national leadership of the party and the federal government because the way and manner Ebonyi state government handles federal government incentives is quite disheartening. The, house today agreed that party discipline is today paramount and  that any anti-party act will be vehemently addressed.

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