Ahead of the 2019 elections, the All Progressives Party (APC) in Abia State has mapped out strategies of wrestling power from the ruling PDP by engaging its aggrieved members in reconciliation meetings.
Their first port of call was the residence of the strongman of Abia politics and member, Board of Trustees of APC, Prince Benjamin Apugo, in Umuahia who had earlier expressed his disapproval of the handling of the affairs of the party by the State Working Committee (SWC) led by Hon Donatus Nwankpa.
The powerful delegation led by Senator Chris Adighije appealed to Chief Apugo to throw his weight behind the APC caucus in the state to have a united and formidable party.
Senator Adighije said their concern was the unity of the party ahead of 2019 and appealed to all warring parties to bury their differences to pave the way for the party’s ascendancy in the state in 2019.
The delegation included former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, Senator Bob Nwanunu, Senator Nkechi Nworgu, Capt. Awah, Chief Tony Ukasoanya, Chief Mrs Enuice Uzor Kalu, Barr. Kelvin Ugboaja, Chief Uche Akwukwaegbu and Major General Ogbonna Okoro.
He described the visit as a landmark in the life of APC in Abia, stressing that APC in the state now boasts of having prominent personalities, former ministers and senators and appealed to the party chieftain, Apugo, to take them as one family so that the party will win in the 2019 governorship election in the state.