A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s spokesman in Abia state Hon. Offor Okorie has said the party needs the former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah and Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu to bet reasonable votes in the state.
The spokesman also declared that it will be a mission impossible for APC to terminate the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state state without the duo of Ogah and Orji Kalu.
Okorie said despite the judgement of the Supreme Court which was in favour of Chief Ikechi Emenike as the APC governorship flag bearer, the former Minister was ready to work for the success of the party in the February 25th and March 11th elections.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday in Abuia, Okorie said APC has what it takes to swing the political equation in the state in its favour by clinching all the electable positions in the forthcoming general elections.
But he advised the party at both national and state levels to reach out to these two leaders, maintaining that the duo have the structure and men to deliver the state to the party in the general elections.
The party spokesman who traced the genesis of the crisis in the party to the double standard of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee, said the party have to do the needful by ensuring that the two leaders are accorded their rightful positions in the scheme of things in the party in the state.
“Abia APC has what it takes to upturn the political equation in the state for APC, but the party will have to give said honour to these two leaders. They have the structure and the people to deliver,” Okorie stated.
The party spokesman dismissed insinuations that the former Minister of Mines is dragging the party backwards and that he may not be willing to work for the party governorship candidate, following the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement.
Faulting tbe I situation, Okorie noted that Ogah harbours no grudge against nobody. “Dr Ogah is never dragging APC backwards in Abia, rather he is doing everything to make sure APC grows in the state.
“This is a peaceful and honest man, who has accepted in good faith the outcome of the Supreme Court judgement. Though many people in Abia were disappointed by the apex court decision, Dr Uchechukwu Samson Ogah has asked to go work for the success of the party.
“Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court gave the true position of the APC primary in Abia State.
“Even at the Supreme Court judgement, Ogah has never said he will not support any APC candidate in the state. He is ready to work with every APC candidate.”
The party leader said the concern of the party in the state is to ensure victory at the polls come February 25.
“We want to assure our Presidential candidate that we are set to deliver Abia state for and his running mate.”