Federal minister of science and expertise and APC chieftain, Ogbonnaya Onu, says leaders of the party within the Southeast are plotting means to take over energy within the area come 2023.
Mr. Onu made the disclosure after a closed-door assembly of the party’s leaders from the zone in Abuja on Monday night time.
“Leaders of APC in the South-East met in the residence of our governor, governor of Imo,” Mr. Onu told reporters. “We have representation from all the five states of the South-East and all our top leaders, ministers, governors, members of the National Assembly, indeed all the leaders of the South-East.”
Noting that the party had only one governor from the zone out of the 36 state governors, the minister said that effort was underway to make sure that all of the 5 states of the area produced governors on the platform of APC.
“We have one governor now. We are working so that by 2023 we will be able to have five governors who are of APC in the South-East,” he said. “We are also preparing for the by-elections, one in Enugu, and there is a Senate seat in Imo. We are working very hard to make sure that we win in these elections.”
A former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, who was on the assembly also spoke to journalists in regards to the rumoured deliberate defection of the Ebonyi state governor from the PDP.
He described the move as a work in progress.
“The difficulty of the governor of Ebonyi is figure in progress. We usually are not definitive about what’s going to occur but we try to show that our party is a very large one.
“We are within the course of of rebuilding the party. Our gate is vast open for each person who loves democracy.
“We will pick you up and there is a comfortable seat, this is a new APC coming up,” Mr. Nnamani said.
Source: Our Media