APC moves to capture Anambra, targets a million new members

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 29 January 2017 | 2,947 times

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Anambra State yesterday at a meeting in Awka, the state capital, vowed to take over the state at the forthcoming governorship election.

Led by the party’s registration committee Chairman and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Dr. Chris Akomas, the five-man registration committee declared that it was targeting to register over one million people during the exercise which kicked off yesterday in the state.

The registration exercise of APC members by the committee began with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, governorship hopefuls in the 2017 election, Chief George Moughalu, Dr. Obinna Uzor, Sir Barth Nwibe and Hon. Tony Nwoye among others.

The APC stakeholders meeting was attended by other big wigs of the party like former governorship candidate of (APGA), Dr. Chike Obidigbo, former Commissioners, former council Chairmen in the state among others.

Addressing the crowd, the Chairman of the five man APC registration committee for the state, Dr. Chris Akomas, said that from what he had seen already, the party is well prepared for the November governorship election in the state.

However, he warned that APC would not tolerate any form of violence during the exercise, noting that their target was over one million persons for the party in the state.

He called on those aspiring for various political positions in the state to work hard in the exercise, adding that the more people they had, the more chances they have at winning the elections.

Akoma stressed that the import of the registration was not for the dissolution of the current state executive of the party in the state as being speculated.

While calling on the people to disregard any form of propaganda going on, Akomas said that any disruption of any form by any group or any person would attract heavy sanctions from the party, adding that the structure and constitution of (APC) must be respected and followed.

Lending his voice, former Governor of Anambra and leader of the party in the state, Senator Chris Ngige, warned that the only person who would lose his seat after the registration was anybody that failed to register in the exercise.

He declared that the supervisors in the Local Government Areas and the registration officers in the wards for APC were the apostles of the party, adding that it is a party of law, order and constitutionalism.

Ngige further hailed the APC stakeholders in the state for the massive turn out saying that it showed they were on the right track to winning the governorship election in the state.

He stated: “We are going to come out of this recession ravaging the country, we are not Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where everything goes and we won’t behave like them.”

The seven-day registration exercise, according to Akomas, is expected to end on Friday.

Source: News Express

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