By: Oginyi Nkechinyere
A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, Chief Austin Edeze, has charged flag bearers of the party to go extra mail and reconcile with aggrieved members to enable them sweep Ebonyi state in the forthcoming 2019 general election.
Chief Edeze stated this in Abakaliki on first January 2019 while speaking with Journalists.
He said United and strong party is very important and hopeful that if they can work together, saying APC will celebrate on May 29, 2019 but if serious reconciliation did go the party may suffer defeat in the election.
Chief Edeze charged Ebonyi electorate to note that the power to make change is in their Voters card, pointing that people fail to realize the enormity of powers in the person we are electing.
He said right candidate should be voted for not a matter of party he or she belongs but the right person who will work for the welfare, security of the state.
The APC Chieftain who is also member of Board of Trustees (BoT) of APC representing Ebonyi at the National, said that 2019 as an election year was crucial and critical to the democratic evolution of the country and warned the electorate against indulging in practices that could subvert the 2019 general elections in Ebonyi.
According him, the power to elect and to change any bad government is in the PVC and advised voters to resist attempt by desperate politicians to lure them into exchanging their voter cards for cash or material gifts.
Read his words, “The decision that will affect our lives and the future of our children, and those yet unborn are being taken now by the means of our PVCs.
“Our symbol broom is unity and l am very hopeful that we are going to make it but we need to come together not as we are now”.
“When you compromise or sell your PVCs, you have not just compromised your own present position; you have also compromised your own future and the future of your children.
“And so, it is not just as simple as selling your PVC. You are not selling PVC; you are selling your future. My advice to such electorate is to be informed that the power to elect, change and re-position is in that PVC, if rightly used.
“We have always failed as electorate to realize the enormity of constitutional powers at the disposal of elected leaders and hence, often make mistakes in choosing the right kind of leaders.
“If we realize that those we entrust with power have the constitutional mandate to even administer our own lives, we will exercise our voting franchise wisely” He stressed.
Chief Edeeze who is currently the Chairman of Governing Board of the Federal College of Education, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State called for sustained unity in the party at it moves closer to 2019.
He also paid special tribute to members and supporters of the party in the state, and expressed confidence that APC would come out victorious in the general elections.
2019: It’ll Be a Disservice to Vote out Buhari, Al-Makura Tells Nigerians. The level we are as APC in the state, we are very ready to take over the leadership but we must remain strong and united to achieve this.
“Just like the symbol of APC, broom is tied together as a bundle and bundle of that broom signifies strength. Until we are tied together in spirit and in body as the broom which is our symbol is tied, we may not be able to make it. But if we are united, we are going to make it and I am very hopeful that we are going to win” Chief Edeeze noted.