The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will most likely zone the presidential position of the party to the South-east zone in 2023.
Okechukwu disclosed this yesterday at the expanded caucus meeting of the APC at the party’s secretariat in Enugu, in preparation for the Isi-Uzo State Constituency by-election fixed for October 31.
He noted that the zoning of the presidential ticket would enshrine equity, justice and good conscience, which the party was known for.
The VON DG noted that a president of Igbo extraction would bring his entrepreneurial spirit to transform the country’s economy.
Okechukwu, however, commended the state’s party chairman for his efforts in uniting the party and bringing back aggrieved members like the pioneer chairman, Chief Adolphus Ude and pioneer women leader, Mrs. Queen Nwankwo, amongst others.
He said that APC had only one executive committee in the state led by Dr. Ben Nwoye and enjoined members to work to consolidate the newfound peace and unity.
“At home I want you to embrace the agricultural project of the federal government as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agro-revolution.
“The federal government will provide the necessary incentives like seedlings, fertiliser, tractors as well as agro-processing centres,’’ he said.
Addressing the meeting, Nwoye said that for the first time the party was poised to produce the state constituency member from Isi-Uzo Local Government Area.
He called on all party faithful and stakeholders to use the upcoming by-election to demonstrate their support for the party.
“People hoping to grab a political position in 2023 are dreamers. We have to first take over Isi-Uzo LGA as a demonstration of our readiness to take over Enugu State in 2023. So, every hand must be on deck to achieve this. “There is a difference between political associations and political party. Political associations are noisemakers, but political party are those who participate and support candidates in elections,’’ he said.
The immediate former National Vice Chairman of APC South-East, Chief Emma Eneukwu, expressed happiness for the peace initiatives of Nwoye, which he said saw to the reconciliation of aggrieved party members.
Eneukwu also urged for the unity of purpose to make the party win the upcoming state constituency bye-election and other elections in 2023.
Highlights of the meeting was a vote of confidence passed on the state chairman, Nwoye, and members of the state working committee, as well as resolves to participate effectively in the by-election for Isi-Uzo.
The meeting was attended by party leaders in all the 260 wards of the state. (INEC)