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Ukwa/Ngwa APC reiterates stand on Abia Charter of Equity

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukwa/Ngwa political bloc of Abia State yesterday reiterated its stands on the decision of the Abia APC to adopt direct primaries, but said it would not shift it stands on the Abia Charter of Equity and also the agreement held by the Ukwa/Ngwa APC on equitable distribution of political offices in the state.

Disclosing this at Ohambele-Ndoki, Ukwa East Local Government Area of the state, APC leaders in Abia South, who gathered to sign the senatorial nomination form of Sir Marc Wabara in separate speeches and interviews with newsmen, said they would not shift their ground on their initial agreement for equity, justice and fairness no matter the method of primaries adopted.

Addressing newsmen yesterday, APC leader in the nine council areas of the Ukwa/Ngwa bloc and senatorial aspirant of APC in Abia South, Sir Marc Wabara said: “We have no fear over direct primaries. We made it very clear from the beginning that whatever is the decision of the party on the mode of primaries to be adopted, we shall stand by it regardless of the decision of Ukwa/Ngwa.

“Ukwa/Ngwa bloc had an agreement. As the leader of this political bloc, I’ll never wave aside our agreement. As long as we all still stand by it, I’ll never turn my back against the truth. It took us 16 years to gain the opportunity to be governor; we insist that regardless of the party, that we’ll finish our own second tenure. It is proper that if for 16 years, the Old Bende produced the governor and for just four years, Ukwa/Ngwa has done so, it is only equitable, regardless of political divide, that we should get our eight years.

 

“Majority of Ukwa people is happy with our stand, but biblically, you still have Judas. We stand in the position that Ngwa should have the governor for the state under APC while Ukwa should have the senate here in Abia South. As long as that is the wish of the majority of Ukwa/Ngwa people and as long as that is in line with the Abia Charter of Equity in terms of rotation of power among the two major blocs of Old Bende and the Old Aba bloc, we stand by it.

“The recent pronouncement of the Secretary of Abia Charter of Equity has vindicated our position and that of our founding fathers. They took that decision regardless of the political divide. Frankly, any person from Ukwa/Ngwa extraction, who doesn’t go in line with that agreement is not only an enemy of Ukwa/Ngwa, but also an enemy of the state in general, because such a position that is trying to challenge that agreement shows that such persons aren’t interested in the unity and development of Abia State.”

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