A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Gen. Joseph Okonkwo Jude, J.O.J Okoloagu(rtd), has said that the party would not tolerate anointing of candidates or imposition of candidates for elective positions.
According to him, it is the ill that forced most of the defectors to jettison the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okoloagu, who addressed journalists in his Enugu residence, said at APC, there would be no sacred cows as everybody would be treated equally, stressing that
“candidates will only emerge through conventions to qualify to vie for any elective position.”
He said the registration of members commenced on Wednesday, as scheduled, throughout the state, pointing out that “it is only those who registered and are card-carrying members of the party that would get opportunities to get the party’s ticket for any elective position,” just as there would be no space for anybody to hijack the party structure.
“If anybody thinks that he would just come and be anointed for one position or the other in APC, the person is day-dreaming,” he said.
Speaking on Atiku’s defection to the party, Okoloagu said it was a home-coming for him “because he was once a member of the ACN that later joined with other parties to form APC.”
He added that with Atiku in the APC, it would bring a good fortune for the party, “especially for the 2015 general elections.”