Why Ndigbo Must Embrace APC – Senator Annie Okonkwo

APC-LogoAlthough the 2015 election is still about two years away, the leadership of the newly registered political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday urged people of the South-East geopolitical zone to embrace the party if it must produce a President of Igbo extraction in 2015.
Senator Annie Okonkwo, who is the Deputy National Chairman, South, of the APC made this known during the first meeting of the party in Awka, Anambra State.

He argued that APC was the only platform that would make the dream of an Igbo President a reality.

Faulting the insinuation in some quarters that the party was anti-Igbo, Senator Annie said, “People are saying that APC is a Yoruba/Hausa political party but today, the Igbos dominate the structure of the party. The Deputy National Chairman, South, National Woman Leader, National Organising Secretary, Welfare Officer are all Igbos.”

The Senator, who is eyeing the Anambra governorship position come November 16, 2013, added, “APC is not a Yoruba or Hausa party. It is a party that will bring governance to the people. Today, there is hunger in the country; our children are graduating every day, no jobs for them. But today, I am promising you all that APC will salvage the people from this situation that the PDP led government has put us into.”

Also speaking at the meeting, Senator Osita Izunaso, who is the National Organising Secretary of the party, noted that there used to be peace in the country but today, things were taking a different dimension.

In order to reverse the ugly trend, the Senator said, “The major opposition parties decided to come together” adding that the first test of the party “Is starting with Anambra State governorship election and that is why we are pleading with you all to join the APC.”

The National Woman Leader of the Party, Sharon Ikeazu on her part asked: “Do we have Speaker? Do we have Senate President or do we have the President? Please I am begging you as a mother, let us start from Anambra local government election in October, every one of us should embrace APC because it is the only party that can bring change in our country.”