Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has boasted that it will take over the reins of leadership of the State from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party made the declaration in a communiqué it issued at the end of its maiden State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting in Enugu, where it also set up three important committees, including Finance, Contacts and mobilisation, and Reconciliation committees.
In the communiqué signed by the Chairman, Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah and Secretary, Hon. Robert Ngwu, the APC said that the 2021 Executive of APC Enugu State with Agballah as chairman has taken full control of the party structure in the state following their emergence at the October 16 state congress.
The communiqué stated that the new leadership of APC in Enugu State will re-engineer and reposition the party to play its role as strong and credible opposition party, poised to take over reins of power in the state.
They further declared that the party was now in a very good position to challenge the ruling PDP in the State, capitalising on the dwindling electoral value of PDP among the citizenry.
‘The APC Enugu state hereby calls on members and residents of the state who are yet to register or apply for transfer of voter card to do so, taking advantage of the ongoing INEC voter registration exercise.’
“Our vote is the only weapon we have against bad governance and political tyranny.
‘That the new leadership, in her determination to re-energize all organs of the party in the state, has directed the compulsory holding of monthly Ward, Local Government and Zonal meetings of the party, while the State Working Committee and State Executive Committee will also meet regularly.’
‘The party has reestablished the statutory monthly payment of dues by members, stakeholders, and former/present political appointees of the party. The exact dues will soon be worked out for the various categories. This will ensure equal ownership of the party by all and not few stakeholders, as well as self-funding and internal revenue for the party,’ the communiqué stated.
The party directed the Ward, LG and Zonal leadership of the party to establish offices at strategic locations, preferably, at buildings along major roads, with party flags mounted conspicuously.
‘The Ward and Local Government Executives have been directed to go back and start genuine reconciliation and harmonization across the rank and file of the Party. Members of the Party are hereby directed to cease and desist from all libelous Social Media attacks against APC Leaders and Members. All future attacks should be channeled to the opposition party. Henceforth, any attack on leaders and members of the Party in Enugu State will be severely sanctioned.’
Earlier, the party under the chairmanship of Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah expressed gratitude to God for the peaceful Ward, Local Government and State Congresses of the party in the State and promised to run a transparent, disciplined, and inclusive administration of the party in the state, even as he promised Enugu people that the new exco represents a new dawn in the State.
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