President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Minister, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has emerged the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East.
Naija News reports that Onu, a Minister of Science and Technology, was adopted as the leader in the geopolitical zone on Thursday following a meeting at the minister’s country home in Uburu, Ebonyi State.
Emma Eneukwu, the APC National Vice Chairman (Southeast), moved the motion for the adoption of Onu and was supported by eminent personalities including former governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime; Senator Ayogu Eze; Chief George Moghalu; Amb. Fidel Ayogu; Chief Mark Wabara, among others.
This online news platform understands that Onu, who expressed delight at the endorsement, appreciated the party chieftains for the support.
The minister,however, expressed lamented that the South East zone was the only one in the country without a governor elected on the platform of the APC.
Onu said the ruling party’s success in the South East would continue to be limited until party leaders and members developed a spirit of forgiveness.
The minister further he was happy that there were no longer factions in the party.
Onu said that the zone must win three governorship seats for the party in the 2023 general election.
His words: “We will have majority of the seats in the national assembly coming from the south east. We will also have the majority of the seats in the houses of assembly in our various states. So that we will be producing a minimum of three speakers. So that once we do this it will help us.
“Then nobody will ever say that South East has not made contributions to the party. Let us also congratulate ourselves because if you look at the election records the South East has the greatest percentage increase in terms of supporting Mr President in 2019 as against 2015.
“The total vote from the south east may be the smallest but if you look at the percentage increase between the two elections the greatest among the six geopolitical zones is coming from the south east. This in signal is reassuring and is telling all those who can look deep into matters that there is the potential for the South East to turn around and be the base of APC in the future. This we can do and this I believe with the help of the almighty we will do.
“Because when we do this, there will be more opportunities for our members. We will not only be looking for appointments at the federal level, we will also be getting those appointments at the state.”
Source: Naija News