2027: Abia APC Chairman Urges Unity Among Party Leaders

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Abia State, Dr Kingsley Ononogbu, has appealed to the party leaders to work in unity to win other Senatorial zones and the governorship seat in 2027.

Ononogbu made the appeal on Thursday during a “unification” party meeting held at Camp Neya, Igbere, home of Abia-North Senator, Orji Kalu.

He said: “We are going to work together as a starting point because I am a builder, not a spoiler.

“When I became chairman, I was told that there were different groups but I made sure I identified with all of them.

“We should gradually create a template that will make us work together until Congress comes, then everyone can make their choices and we would have achieved that unity.

“If we work together, we can take over Abia-Central and Abia-South and if we get it right we can win any election.

 “These quarrels have not gotten us anywhere, we have to come together so we don’t lose again.”

Ononogbu described Kalu, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation, as a “priceless asset” to the party.

He  highlighted the indelible impacts of the former Abia governor in moving the party forward.

The chairman explained that Kalu’s influence had ensured that the party remained a force to reckon with in the state.

He  specifically narrated the comforting fatherly role Kalu played when he made up his mind to resign his chairmanship position due to  infractions within the party.

Former state chairman of the party, Donatus Nwankpa declared that the APC was no longer factionalised in Abia State.

Nwankpa, who currently serves as the National Welfare Secretary of the ruling party,  urged  Ononogbu to reach out to all stakeholders of the party.

He  also commended Kalu’s representation at the Senate, saying “Orji Uzor Kalu is the most performing Senator.

“He is a grassroots and charismatic Senator.”

In his remark, Kalu said that henceforth, loyalists of different stakeholders were to participate in any political meeting he summoned.

Kalu also enjoined all stakeholders to obey the directives of Ononogbu.

He said: “Nobody should disobey what the chairman has said; when you get to various wards, make sure you hold meetings.

“Whenever you call for meetings, ensure that all the factions attend and make sure you invite the party chairman.

“You have heard from the party chairman and the National Welfare Officer, you must seek peace.”

The meeting, hosted by Kalu, had in attendance local government and ward executives, including loyalists of the party’s 2023 Governorship candidate, Chief Ikechi Emenike.

 

NAN/Confidence Okwuchi

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