The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to begin a consultative visit to notable Igbo leaders in the five states in the Southeast, to boost its membership drive ahead of next year’s elections.
Speaking at the weekend in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the National Vice Chairman of the party in the Southeast, Mr. Anyim Nyerere and the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, said a list of Igbo leaders in the five states to be visited has been compiled.
Izunaso said the motive is to take the massage of change, which the APC represents, to the Igbo leaders and to draft them into the effort to salvage the political future of Southeast and the country.
He added: “Those to be visited by the delegation, which will be led by the Acting National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, include former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, Second Republic Governor of old Enugu State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and Senator Arthur Nzeribe.”
Governor Rochas Okorocha and Senator Chris Ngige decried the disunity among Igbo leaders, saying it was the cause of political backwardness in the zone. They noted that this would be corrected by embracing and supporting the ideals of APC.
By Radio Biafra.