The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has stated that the party will not lose any of its members to other political parties in the state.
The state party chairman, Barr Emeka Ibe stated this following the recent gale of defections that has hit the Nigerian political space, which has seen public and political office holders moving to one political party to the other.
Ibe, who spoke during a meeting of the Anambra South senatorial zone stakeholders and zonal executives’ meeting, said the APC was not afraid of the defections that have hit the country, rather it is confident that some federal lawmakers would soon leave their parties to join them.
He said, “The party is gaining much ground in Anambra and is not like other state chapters where their members are defecting to other parties.”
Ibe, in his goodwill message, assured that none of its National Assembly members would defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other party, instead some of the lawmakers in other parties in the state were making efforts to join the national ruling party.
The meeting, which was convened to fashion out ways of re-positioning the party in the zone towards ensuring success for the APC in next year’s general elections, saw major stakeholders and leaders of the party in the area brainstorm on the way forward.
Speaking at the meeting, the deputy governorship candidate of the party in the November 18, 2017 governorship election, Mr. Dozie Ikedife (Jnr.) and three others including Hon. Okonkwo Okom emphasised on the need for peace, unity and cohesion among the stakeholders in the zone.
They maintained that there was serious work to be done which needed every hand to be on deck for them to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC candidates from the zone in the forthcoming general elections.
Addressing stakeholders at the meeting where national and state assembly aspirants formerly informed the party of their interest to contest in the 2019 general elections, the zonal chairman, Hon. Izuchukwu Okeke promised a level playing-ground for all aspirants.
He equally promised that his executives, and stakeholders in the zone would liaise with state, local government and ward executives to ensure that the party’s primaries in the zone are free and fair so that the best and popular candidates can emerge.