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South East APC consults prominent Igbo leaders, meets Obi of Onitsha


Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South East have kicked off consultations with prominent Igbo leaders towards making inroads into the zone.

The South East National Vice Chairman of the party, Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu on Thursday led the party’s Zonal Organizing Secretary, Dozie Ikedife, a former senator representing Anambra North, Chief Emma Anosike and the Vice Chairman Anambra APC, Emma Ekwuaju, on a courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, at his palace.

Describing the monarch as a man of excellent qualities, the APC leaders said the visit is based on the respect the people have for him, and the role he plays in leading the people aright.

Arodiogbu, who addressed the monarch on behalf of the leaders, said despite the seeming disapproval of the party by the Igbo, the surest way to link up with the centre and enjoy the dividends of democracy was to support APC.

He assured that party has tremendous respect for the traditional institution.

He said: “In my consultation into Igbo land to make the APC an acceptable party in the South East, we must consult the likes of Igwe Achebe owing to the strategic importance of his throne and the good people of Onitsha.

“We have come here to associate ourselves with one of the finest rulers in Igbo land, and given such pedigree as paraded by the Obi of Onitsha, we know that Igwe Achebe is a man of several exceptional qualities. Qualities men like us would always love to associate with.

“I must say that I am indeed awed by the level of intelligence and background knowledge of the Obi of Onitsha on various topical issues of Nigeria especially in the spheres of economy and security.

“Igwe, let me state that the APC under my watch will always respect and consider traditional rulers as important storehouses of wisdom and would regularly seek out such priceless counsel at all given times.”

Achebe, who received the party leaders, thanked Arodiogbu and his team for the visit and wished them well in their consultations.

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