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APC asks South-east governors to defect now or forget it

APC asks South-east governors to defect now or forget it

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-east have sent a notice to the region’s governors

The APC leaders yesterday, February 17 ordered to governors to join the ruling party now or forget it

The party leaders say they would no longer tolerate continued prevarication by some of the governors

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-east have sent a notice to the region’s governors to join the ruling party now or forget it.

APC asks South-east governors to defect now or forget it

APC South-east leaders

According to The Sun, the party leaders made the declaration on Friday, February 17 during a meeting in Enugu state.

The party leaders say they would no longer tolerate continued prevarication by some of the governors who had earlier indicated interest in joining the ruling party.

Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha had last week revealed that three governors in the region had approached him to join the APC, but he did not disclose the identities of the governors nor their party.

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Giving reasons for asking the governors to join APC now, Okorocha explained that‎ the APC in the four states of the region not occupied by the party cannot wait for these governors again as they have to fill up party positions towards taking over the states.

The governor stated that the South-east must join in the singing of the new song of change like its counterparts in the South-west and the North who are now reaping the benefits of their support to the party.

He said the Igbo got only the labour and science and technology ministries because the South-east‎ did not do what they were supposed to do.

“We had nobody with us, we were rejected by all and called Boko Haram, but we were determined to get what is due to our people,” he said.

On his part, the APC national vice chairman, South-east, Hon Emma Eneukwu said the party would use the forthcoming Anambra governorship election as a litmus test of their strength in the region.

“Our journey of taking over the South-east government houses must start from Anambra state,” Eneukwu said.

Eneukwu noted that the Enugu meeting afforded both the new and old members of the party the opportunity of sitting together for the first time to discuss party matters of mutual interest in the zone.

“It affords us the opportunity of collectively saying welcome on board to the ruling party to our distinguished political heavyweights who have now joined forces with us to enthrone government of change in the South-east,” he added.

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Some of the party leaders from the zone who attended the meeting are former governor of old Anambra state, Chief Jim Nwobodo; former Senate president, Chief Ken Nnamani‎; science and technology minister, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; labour minister, Dr Chris Ngige; Imo deputy governor, Chief Eze Madumere; Senators Ifeanyi Ararume, Osita Izunazo, Uche Ekwunuife, Nkechi Nwaogu, Emma Anosike; and Chief George Moghalu.

Meanwhile, the Ohaneze Ndigbo has warned that most Igbos may soon join Biafra agitation, if the region continues to be marginalised and treated unfairly.

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