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February 26, 2024

De-Marginalization Of S’East Have Come To An End – Ganduje

...As Tinubu Approved Blueprint For The Liberation Of The Zone

...Uzodimma, Sen. Ubah Charges South East To Take Political Destiny Into Their Hands 

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has approved the blueprint for de-marginalization of the South East geopolitical zone.

The former Kano State governor made the disclosure while hosting a delegation of the APC Anambra State stakeholders at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on 7th Dec 2023.

According to him, the blueprint would ensure the integration of the zone into the mainstream politics in the country.

“I am so delighted and very happy. Today is like a Sallah day for me and Christmas Day for the Christians. It is like the day of swearing-in for a victorious politician. Today is just like that for me because I never thought I would see the caliber of politicians from, not only Anambra State but also the South East zone in the name of APC.

“However, Let me announce to you that President Tinubu has approved the blueprint for the political liberation, emancipation, and de-marginalization of the South East.

“The blueprint will make your voice to be heard, to be louder and wider on the APC platform, so that you will be able to negotiate for the political leadership of the country. You could not achieve that because there was no unity among you.

“We need you to be united for the delivery of the party in Anambra State. The liberation has started in Imo and will continue in Anambra in 2025. We need you to be united, and we need a change, and revolution of South East. He thanked them for their cooperation,” he noted.

Earlier, the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, who came along with three of his counterparts from Kwara, Yobe, and Nasarawa states, urged the South East APC stakeholders to take the destiny of the zone into their hands.

He expressed surprise that the South East should be achievers in other fields of human endeavors, only to be found wanting in politics.

The Chairman of the APC Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) also wondered why the South East, which ordinarily should be the citadel of Nigerian politics was being left behind of late.

“I am delighted to acknowledge the moves and new spirit in Anambra State as it concerns our party. It has become very incremental of late. I want to urge our supporters and leaders in Anambra State to learn from the history of the events of the past and be guided by two items.

“The first is the unity of purpose, be in a position to tolerate each other because anybody bitten by a snake is always afraid of the head of a lizard. We should be able to learn from our past. Anambra is a strategic and critical state in the country, and has produced important men and women that have created history for this country, Nigeria”, he noted.

“I have never seen in any tradition, where the man who is always first should be counted last. We need to rise and take our destiny into our hands. I urge all of you brothers and sisters to forget the past, forgive yourselves, unite, and represent our people for the interest of the country and the zone.

“There is nothing God cannot do, and if that is the case, I urge you to go home and recover our people. I don’t want our zone to go extinct in the national politics. The South East, which ordinarily should be the citadel of Nigerian politics, is being left behind of late. We should be able to advise and set targets for ourselves, and drive our target to fruition.

“I am encouraged by the number of men and women I saw here. Nobody is remaining. We need to show commitment, tolerance, reconciliation, love and to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers,” he advice.

Earlier, The Senator Representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, said he is in the party along with several like minds because of his belief that the time has come for Anambra to develop by connecting to the centre. He assured the National Chairman and all present of his commitment towards the liberation of Anambra State in 2025.

In attendance were all the major stakeholders in the APC Anambra State, comprising of the state chairman, chief Basil Ejidike, Sen. Andy Uba, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, Deputy Gov Nkem Okeke, Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Margery Chuba Okadigbo, Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, Hon Azuka Okwuosa, Sen. Joy Emordi, and Mr Dozie Ikedife Jnr, Bar Emeka Okeke, Dame Esome Nwaofor-Orizu Chidozie Nwankwo among many others.

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