Ahead of the 2015 general elections, chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the South East would on Friday storm Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia state to sensitize party faithful for the polls.
Among the party chieftain expected at the rally include Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha; former governor of Old Abia state and chairman of the defunct ANPP; Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Senator Osita Izunaso and Chief John Moghalu.
In a telephone interview with our correspondent, the state party chairman, Chief Donatus Nwankpa said the rally which he codenamed, ‘Operation Takeover Abia in 2015’, would serve as a unity rally for the party in the state.
“We are expecting one of the most charismatic governors in the South East and in Nigeria, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Senator Chris Ngige, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Senator Osita Izunaso, ex zonal Vice Chairman APC South East, Dr. Nyerere Anyim, Chief John Moghalu because this is a time for a change and we want to learn from them. We want them to tell Abians why the change is necessary and inevitable.
“This rally marks the starting point for our movements and actions towards the election. That is why we called it unity rally, because the rally is designed to bring all groups together to embrace the spirit of peace, love, unity and for the purpose of working as a united front, remember that unity achieves a lot. Disunity achieves only one thing which is failure.
“There was a period of disagreement, but now, we have come together for a common goal. The major aim of the party is to give people leadership and how do you show leadership, it is when we show some discipline and that discipline is what has come to reign in the party. The national leadership of the party sent a team that came here and conducted election to conclude the inconclusive congress that took place in the state sometime ago which resulted to a lot of grievances and from what is happening now, Abia APC is now more united than ever to take over power in the state in 2015.”
He expressed optimism that the rally slated to hold at the Recreation Club, Aba, would set the platform through which the party could win the 2015 governorship election and other seats in the state and commended the national leaders of the party for resolving the crisis which almost threatened the existence of the party in the state.