Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State has started re-strategising ahead of the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections, scheduled for March 11.
The state Chairman of APC in the State, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, disclosed this on Friday, while briefing Journalists shortly after a closed door meeting with executives of the party at the ward and local government levels
The meeting held at the party’s state secretariat, Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki.
This is even as he expressed optimism that the APC would be victorious in the election.
According to him, Ebonyi is the only South-East state that APC won the three senatorial seats and majority of the House of Representatives seats.
He said: “After Saturday’s elections, we deemed it necessary that the APC calls its members and have a review of what happened, to know the areas of strength and weakness.
“These are ward, Chairmen, secretary and woman leaders, LGA chairmen, secretary, woman leaders, and youth leaders, the next one we are doing this afternoon, is with all the ward councilors.
“They are the people we’ve elected at grassroots and it’s necessary to meet with them to hear their challenges and know where the party can come in,” he said.
Mr Okoro-Emegha dismissed the Labour Party’s popularity during the presidential election, noting it would not affect the outcome of March polls because the APC performed very well in the State.
“APC has performed very well in this state and no other party can win elections here, even the opposition knows very well that people would consolidate on our good works.
“If we must continue to move the state forward, then we must continue to support APC.
“This is about protecting the future of the Ebonyi people and we are not taking anything for granted. Whatever we must do genuinely to win the heart of the masses, we will do,” he added.
The APC, it would be recalled, won all the three Senatorial seats in the election. It also won three of the six House of Representatives seats.
The PDP and Labour party won one seat each while the Ezza North/Íshielu constituency election was declared inconclusive.
Supplementary election will be held in some polling units in the constituency on Saturday March 4 before the results will be declared.