APC National convention: Enugu APC backs Eneukwu, Izunaso, Moghalu

APC National convention
 Ahead of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Enugu State chapter of the party has endorsed its current national Vice Chairman, South-East, Chief Emma Eneukwu.
The endorsement was announced in a communique issued after a meeting at the party’s secretariat on Sunday.

In the communique signed by statutory delegates from the State, they also disclosed support for the current national organizing secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso and the national auditor of the party, Chief George Moghalu.

State chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who read the communique issued at the end of the meeting, which was also attended by the State Working Committee members of the party, said all the existing zoning arrangements of the party remains.
The development is not unconnected to a press statement issued by a certain group in the State, which is rooting for Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Eneukwu’s replacement.

But the party said such people should be discountenanced as they were only merely in a task to destabilize the APC in Enugu State and eventually deny President Muhammadu Buhari votes in 2019.

The communique read in part, “Chief Hon. Emma Eneukwu having performed excellently well and being an indigene of Udi Local Government Area has the support of the entire Enugu State delegates to the APC national convention.

 “That we condemn in totality any attempt by anybody no matter how highly placed to destabilize the agreed zoning arrangement in the State, previously established by leaders of the party in 2014, as it relates to party positions.

“That we commend the national convention committee of the APC in all of its efforts in planning a hitch-free national convention.
“Enugu State APC cannot be cowed by cowed by anybody, no matter any previous position you may have held, or the position the person may occupy. We must learn that new leaders must emerge, we can’t continue to lead this country with our past glory.
“Everyday new leaders emerge, the world is calling for new leaders. Very recently, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not Too Young to Run Bill into law, this shows progressive leadership.”

“Those who have been either past governor, past senator or past this or that must allow new leaders to emerge, must allow those who are leading well to lead. We cannot be cowed by those who joined us from PDP.
“If PDP was a great party, where they had served as either senator or SSG, they should have remained in PDP; we built APC, we established APC in Enugu State. So, we cannot be pushed around.

“People believe that politics is about their village, that politics is about those who bear the same surname with them.

“Today, Enugu State APC has taken a stand, we cannot have a state chairmen from Nkanu West and Vice Chairman, Nkanu West it can’t help us in election. People here are not in APC because Buhari won, they have been here even when APC was yet to be accepted, when people called us all sorts of names, including Boko Haram. Some of us we almost ostracized. We cannot, therefore, at this stage allow latter day converts push us aside.

“For emphasis, Emma Enuekwu, George Moghalu, Osita Izunaso are our choice, we are 100 percent behind our leaders. They are our National Working Committee members from South-East,” it further stated.