Buhari, Osinbajo To Grace Abia APC Mega Rally

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President
Yemi Osinbajo are expected at the All Progressives
Congress (APC) mega rally selected to hold in
Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on Tuesday,
January 9, 2018.
Other APC chieftains expected at the rally include
the party’s national chairman, Chief John Oyegun
and the chairman of the Progressives Governors
Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
The publicity secretary of the party in the state, Mr.
Benedict Godson, stated this while interacting with
Daily Trust on Sunday in Umuahia, adding that new
members would be received during the rally. He
said the party would use the rally to announce its
preparedness to take over governance in Abia and
other states in the South-East in 2019.
He said the APC had done well since it took over
power at the centre, by providing a level playing
ground for all political parties to pursue their
agendas without the fear of intimidation.
“The Abia mega rally will be the first APC rally in
the South in 2018. We want to use it to tell the
world that we are ready to take over the Abia
Government House and others in the South-East.
We also want to use the occasion to pledge our
support for President Buhari to run for a second
term in 2019.
“We will also receive prominent politicians of Abia
State extraction like Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, Dr. Uche
Ogah, Chief Chineye Ike and others who have
taught it wise to join the party in the last few
months,’’ he said.
On the zoning of gubernatorial candidates he said,
“We don’t have candidates, and we can’t have an
anointed candidate. Our gubernatorial candidate
can emerge from any part of the state. We believe
there are some persons with ambitions but they
have not made it open to us.
“We are not zoning the governorship slot. It is
open. We want a credible person to emerge. We
need change in the state. We need a credible and
reliable person who can change the life of Abians
and develop the state. It doesn’t matter the part of
Abia the person is coming from. The APC is
desirous of change. We want to ensure that Abia is
He maintained that the APC in the state was
formidable enough to win elections into various
political positions.

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