Igbo Presidency: Lawmaker urges South-East politicians to join APC

Igbo Presidency: Lawmaker urges South-East politicians to join APC

<p class="">Uju-Chima who was elected on the platform of the Action Alliance in Imo State said he defected to the APC to actualise the goals he set for his people.</p>

<h1>A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kingsley Uju-Chima (APC-Imo), has urged politicians of South East extraction to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to enhance their reckoning in zoning the 2023 presidency to the region.</h1>

<p class="">Uju-Chima, who made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, said that by joining the ruling party, it would guarantee a place for the Igbo people in national power sharing.</p>

<p class="">The lawmaker, who represents Ohaji/ Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency, commended Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi for taking the bold step by joining the APC.</p>

<p class="">According to him, playing national politics is the way to go for the South East region to secure the seat of the president in 2023.</p>

<p class=""><em>“I was elected on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA) but I defected to the ruling party because I realised that it is the best way to go in achieving all that I desire for my people from the centre.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“We have Senators from the South East extraction in APC and about six House of Representatives members.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“I am happy that the Igbo people are beginning to realise that being strong players at the centre matters a lot in terms of power sharing and amenities.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The best way forward for South East presidency in 2023 is through the ruling party, APC, hence my appeal,”</em> he said.</p>

<p class="">According to him, the APC is repositioning to make sure that 2023 is all encompassing in terms of power sharing for all regions.</p>

<p class="">The legislator said that the South East should take advantage of the development in the party and join the power play at the centre considering zoning.</p>

<p class="">The Lawmaker, however, decried the inadequate provision of essential amenities including roads, hospitals and employment for his constituents.</p>

<p class="">He appealed to the Federal Government and all stakeholders to ensure that the Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta and Oru West Constituency was taken into considerations in development as oil producing communities.</p>

<p class="">“My constituency is one of the largest crude oil producing communities in Nigeria and there is currently a refinery project by Waltersmith that is ongoing in the area.</p>

<p class="">“The youth of these communities are not happy and feel marginalised.</p>

<p class="">“The Federal Government should speed up efforts to provide amenities to these communities and ensure jobs for its teeming youth,” he added.</p>

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