The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Chief John Odige-Oyegun, on Saturday called on Igbo people to embrace the All Progressives Congress (APC) while assuring the region of producing the president under the platform of the party.
He also vowed that he was going to bury the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the region, adding that the South-East have access to full involvement in the national ruling party.
He stated this in Udi, Enugu State, at a rally where the state’s former governor, Sullivan Chime formerly registered as a member of the party in his Udi/Agbudu ward.
Although the rally witnessed the absence of former Senate President Ken Nnamani, ex-governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, who had earlier defected to the APC from PDP, and several other APC leaders in the state, however the occasion was described by Odigie-Oyegun as one of the greatest rallies.
“This is the semi-final in the south east. I will come one more time to bury PDP in the state. This is by far the greatest of the rallies and I am happy that change has finally come to Enugu state.
“Chime has seen the future and has also seen the damage the last administration did to the economy of the state. As a man of performance, he wants to help Nigeria, Oyegun said.”
In his speech, Chime beckoned on other politicians in the state. He said that the door is now open for real registration of APC members and that with the “wreckage of our once upon great party PDP, there seems to be no other option. The only place for any active politician now is the APC. The PDP that was dear to us is now dead.
“I thought I was coming for its funeral today but the chairman said he has postponed it till his next coming.”