By Steve Unegbu
Chief Alex Ifeanyi Ikwueche has informed the chairman and the State working committee of Abia All Progressive Grand Alliance party (APGA) of his intention to run for the position of House of Representative of Aba North and South Federal Constituency in 2023 election, promising to bring victory to the party if elected during the primary election.
Chief Ikwueche who made this promise while addressing the State working committee of the party at the State Secretariat Umuahia,described APGA as an Igbo party that does things in the right way and capable of conducting fair and transparent primaries,said he has what it takes to bring victory for the party in general election.
He pointed out that governance is no longer business as usual,adding that being in governance required someone that is intellectually sound, capable of generating wealth,have passion for the people and making the welfare of the people priority.
Speaking further,he assured the party of his readiness to work for the party,to be loyal as well as follows the doctrines and the visions of the party.
His words,” I have come here to familiarize ,I have come to identify ,I have come to wine ,dine and engage with the dependable members of the State working committee of All Progressive Grand Alliance,the Igbo party.
” I have come to identify with Igbo party and we have come here to talk to members of this great party and to tell them today that God has answered prayers of Abians,of members and God has anointed this party.
” I have come to fully state,promise every member of this party all over the world that I am here to stay ,I am here to work and I am also here to be loyal and follow the doctrines ,the visions of this great party.
” I have served in Aba as an Executive chairman of Aba North LGA in 2007 , I also served as a Deputy chairman of Aba North LGA in 2005 .
” I left politics for a while ,I am back to do the business. So I am back . Governance is a serious business,it is not charity organization.It is a serious business.
” You have to be intellectually sound, you have to have what it takes to generate wealth ,you have to have passion for the people and the welfare of your people should give you sleepless nights.
” Chairman,I have come here to inform you and the esteem members of State working committee of this great party that I intend to run for the position of House of Representative of Aba North and South Federal Constituency..
” I know that if you lay your hands on me and pray ,if you ask me to keep moving that I will bring victory to this party “
He expressed appreciation to the party chair and his working committee for the level they have taken the party to as well as extolled President Buhari for signing the electoral bill Act, adding that with the electoral bill in place, there will be election,not selection.
He urged all the party faithful to ensure they register for the voters registration cards to enable them participate in 2023 general election.
In his response, the Abia state chairman of APGA,Rev Augustine Ehiemere thanked him for choosing the party and for accepting to stay with the party .
He assured him of conducting fair, credible and primary election and giving a level playing ground for all Aspirants, saying that APGA stands for truth, transparency and honesty.
The chairman opined that,” until the 5 Eastern states join APGA,Igbos will continue to remain political orphans in Nigeria.