From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed strong confidence in winning all the elective positions in Ebonyi State in 2023.
Chairman of the party in the state, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, who stated this in Abakaliki said the achievements of Governor David Umahi across the state will be a strong advantage for candidates of the party during the elections.
He spoke Wednesday when he received Ebonyi APC Women Wing led by Mrs Queendaline Nwigwe at the party’s Secretariat in Abakaliki
He noted that despite the huge advantage on the side of the party, there was a need for aggressive grassroots sensitisation to educate those at the grassroots on the need to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) to enable them to vote in the 2023 elections.
He stated that the party had been taking note of members who are working hard for the progress and success of the party, adding that such members and leaders must be rewarded in due time.
“I am deeply impressed by the turnout of these women leaders of our party who are very enthusiastic about winning the general elections next year. You can not undermine the strength of women. They are fervent and have shown enough resilience to this course. Please do not discriminate against anyone. APC is one united family”.
“I’m charging you to continue to work hard to promote our party, her candidates and Governor David Umahi who has through his unprecedented achievements made the campaign very easy for all of us. We have a reward system that has already factored their needs into the programs and policies of the government” he said.
Mrs Queendaline Nwigwe earlier in her speech said the essence of the meeting was to brainstorm on the party’s progress and to appreciate their stakeholders especially the Governor and his wife for the wonderful works they were doing in the state especially their care for the widows and the less privileged in the state.
The women were drawn from the 13 local government areas and 171 wards of the state.