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Southeast APC protests denying Imo state principal NASS positions

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SOUTHEAST APC GRASSROOTS MOBILISERS

PRESS RELEASE

SUBJECT: NASS PRINCIPAL POSITIONS: WHY IMO STATE MUST NOT BE LEFT OUT

The Southeast APC Grassroots Mobilisers has noted with disaffection, plans by some leaders of our great Party at the national level to completely shut out the Imo State chapter of our great Party from taking any of the principal positions in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.

We have reasons to believe, most regrettably, that there is a systematic conspiracy to extinct the APC from Imo State – the birthplace of the APC in the entire Southeast.

It is important to remind our leaders that among the five States in the Southeast, only Imo State and Abia State have elected members of the National Assembly on our Party’s platform. It is only fair that, considering the enormous contributions of the Imo State chapter of the APC towards sustaining the Party in the Southeast, Imo should be considered for any leadership position of the 9th National Assembly zoned to the Southeast. This is both fair and politically correct.

We remind our Party leaders that Imo State, until recently, was the only State in the Southeast with an APC governor and Imo State also gave the Party the highest number of votes during the presidential election, among all the States in the Southeast. We appeal to the good conscience of all Party leaders not to allow our Party to die in the Southeast, by going ahead to shut out Imo State from getting any principal office zoned to the Southeast.

We also appeal to the good consciences of our eminent Party leaders to understand that the Imo State APC needs the morale boosting effect of such strategic positions, as NASS principal offices to keep the Party afloat in the State, and be able to sustain the opposition force in the State, for as long as we may be in opposition. concentrating all the key principal positions outside Imo State. The State which we recently lost to the PDP, in controversial circumstances stands the brightest chance of being restored to our Party, going by the formidable grassroots structure our Party enjoys across the State. However, the absence of strategic political positions, such as NASS principal office may dampen the morale of our teeming supporters in that State and increase the chances of some of them defecting to other Parties, especially, the PDP, which is in power at the moment in that State.

Finally, we congratulate the Senate President, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan, his deputy, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Idris Wase on their deserved election as presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly. We are positive that given their backgrounds as fair-minded democrats and progressives, they will lend their weight to our patriotic appeals.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
God bless President Muhammadu Buhari!
God bless our Party, the All Progressives Congress!

Signed,

Chimaraoke Uzoma
Abia State coordinator

Benjamin Ekeanyanwu
Imo State coordinator

Ohaeri Placid
Ebonyi State coordinator

Oguh Chijioke
Enugu State Coordinator

Ekwueme Anthony
Anambra State Coordinator

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