The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed an ambitious policy framework aimed at strengthening its political influence in the South East region, leveraging the recent electoral success in Imo State.
National Chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, speaking from the party’s Abuja headquarters, emphasized the significance of winning all 27 Local Government Areas in Imo during the gubernatorial election. This triumph, he asserted, signals the APC’s growing acceptance in the South East.
Ganduje outlined the party’s strategic roadmap, citing plans to utilize Governor Hope Uzodimma’s potential second-term bid as a means to solidify the APC’s credibility and acceptance in the region. He expressed the intention to use Imo State as a launch pad to extend the party’s reach to the entire zone.
“We won the election in all the 27 Local Government areas, we won with over half a million votes. Ebonyi and Imo are APC, but we are eyeing the three other states. We are going to use Imo State as a launch pad to win the zone to APC,” he declared.
The APC National Chairman detailed a multifaceted approach, including electronic registration of members at ward, local government, and state levels. This initiative aims to accurately identify party members and facilitate the inclusion of new entrants into the APC ranks.
Responding to calls to exclude Enugu State indigenes labeled as “APC in Abuja but PDP in Enugu,” Ganduje emphasized party unity, rejecting the proposal. He highlighted the importance of reconciliation within the party and announced the establishment of a reconciliation committee to address internal divisions across all states.
Ganduje acknowledged existing challenges within certain states and underscored the need for party unity to attract external support.