The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has expressed optimism that it would be victorious in the 2019 general election in the state, claiming that it has dismantled all the alleged rigging machines of the peoples Democratic party PDP in the state.
The party vowed that nothing would stop it from wrestling power from the party during the election and advised the present administration in the state to begin to prepare its mind in readiness to quit the government House, come 2019.
Addressing newsmen weekend shortly after its stakeholders meeting with officials of the party’s National committee on the ongoing members re-registration exercise held at the state secretariat Enugu, the state chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, said PDP is now dead and buried in the area, adding that the APC has put in place necessary machinery in motion to realize the feat.
According to Nwoye, with the influx of political bigwigs that had continued to dump the PDP for the APC in the three senatorial districts of the state, “it is now obvious and clear that it is all over for the PDP.
“It is now obvious and clear that nothing will stop the APC from taking over Enugu from the PDP in 2019” Nwoye boasted.
He disclosed that notable politicians and grass root mobilizers that made PDP tick in the state in the past, such as Senator Jim Nwobodo, and ex-senate president, Ken Nnamani, from Enugu East district have all left the party for APC.
“Same has happened in Enugu west and North senatorial zones, where the likes of veteran politician, Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu,fondly called (GNG), immediate past Speaker of Enugu state House of Assembly,Eugene Odoh, former member, federal House of Representatives, Uchenna Ekwe, wife of ex- governor and former National chairman of the PDP,Mrs Dorothy Nwodo, amongst others have pitched tent with the ruling APC”.
Dr. Nwoye, who was joined in the media briefing by chairman of the national committee on the re-registration, Rev. John Ibeabuchi, and other principal officers of the party in the state, explained that the exercise which began on saturday, January 21, 2017,was opened to all progressives and true democrats in the state.
The APC chairman stated that the former senate president, chief Ken Nnamani, would be officially registered into the party on Sunday January, 22nd at his Amaechi political ward in Enugu south council Area of the state.
Nwoye therefore, enjoined the people of the state and south-east in general, to use the opportunity offered by the re-registration exercise which is opened to both old and new members to embrace the party for the political interest and betterment of the Igbo race.
In his remarks, Rev. Ibeabuchi, had explained that the re-registration exercise which is expected to last one week was aimed at enabling the APC ascertain the capacity of its membership and corroborated Dr. Nwoye’s statement that the exercise was opened to all and sundry.
Highlight of the meeting was the receiving of dozens of PDP decampees from Enugu south local government area of the state, who were handed over to the state chairman, by the Enugu East zonal chairman, Barr. Val Ikpa.