The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC has said the party will take over the state’s administration in 2019.
An elder statesman and member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Prince Benjamin Apugo, said APC was focused towards taking over the state in the next election.
Apugo spoke at his Nkata Ibeku home in Umuahia, the state capital, when he hosted a delegation of the party, led by Senator Chris Adighije.
Adighije said the visit was to reconcile warring stakeholders to enable the APC take over Abia in 2019.
The popular politician said the reconciliation was initiated by the state’s party caucus members.
He said the visit was a landmark in the life of APC in Abia State, adding that the party had prominent personalities, including ministers and senators from the state.
Adighije urged to take them to work as one family so that the party would be victorious in the 2019 governorship election.
He said Apugo’s fatherly advice and experience was needed to make the party develop and win elections.
Apugo expressed displeasure over the way the party was being run by its State Working Committee (SWC).
He pledged to bury his differences with the state executives of the party.
Apugo also accepted to work with the Chief Donatus Nwamkpa-led SWC to take the party to greater heights.
He said: “We are ready for the challenges ahead.”
The politician decried the underdevelopment of Abia State, which he blamed on former governors.
He accused past governors of looting Abia State while they could not point at any achievement during their tenure.
APC members at the reconciliation visit included former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, Senator Bob Nwanunu, Senator Nkechi Nworgu, Capt. Awah (retd.), Chief Tony Ukasoanya, Mrs Enuice Uzor Kalu, K. C. Ugboaja, Chief Uche Akwukwaegbu and Maj.-Gen. Ogbonna Okoro.a
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