The newly elected and inaugurated Enugu state All Peoples Congress executive led by Barr. Ugochukwu Agallah, has swung into action with a view to mobilizing lots of people for membership into the APC.
Barr. Agballah has led the party executive on a number outreaches starting with members of the Enugu East Senatorial Zone who were holding a prayer meeting at the party’s zonal secretariat.
No less than 200 key members of the APC in Enugu State who formerly belonged to the camp of the former chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, on Tuesday rejoined the Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah’s camp of the party.
The APC members led by the former Legal Adviser of the party under Nwoye, Barr. B. N. Nebe announced that they decided to set aside their grievances and join forces with the Agballah-led state executive in order to move the party forward.
They said they believed that Agballah who emerged through a landslide victory during the October 16 state congress of the party is the most capable person among other contestants to turn the fortunes of the party around.
Nebe said: “We are here to reaffirm our commitment to the party and to join forces with Barr. Agballah to advance the cause of the party in Enugu state.”
Another returnee and former chairman of the party in Oji River Local Government Area of the state, Chief Benson Eze said: “We need somebody with capacity… I vied for the state chairmanship but when I saw the direction of the majority, I decided to step down.
“Agballah’s name is synonymous with struggle and hard work… I know what it is to run a good party, and I know Agballah is qualified to run the party”.
Also, former chairman of the party in Enugu North Local Government Area, Chief Sunday Eshiokwu pleaded that reconciliation and reintegration of the returnees be open in order to accommodate them in the leadership of the party at the ward, local government and state levels.
Members of the state executive committee of the party led by the state chairman, Agballah, and other stakeholders, including the former Speaker of Enugu state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eugene Odoh, received the returnees into the party and assured them of full reintegration.
Meanwhile, a former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. George Eneh has joined the APC in Enugu State in a colourful ceremony at his home on Independence Layout, Enugu.
Eneh said he joined the party because Agballah is at the helm of affairs, which he said is an indication that APC in the state is on the right track.
“Agballah is a man with track record, and I encourage other top rank professionals to come forward; developing Nigeria cannot be left to President Buhari alone… We are gathered to work for APC and to work for Nigeria, therefore I formally declare for APC,” he said.
In a remark, Agballah who vowed to cause the collapse the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, described the new member, Eneh as a big fish by every stretch of imagination, stressing that the party was happy to receive him because of his extensive contacts in Nigeria.
“We will commission him to draw a new economic plan for the development of Enugu State, having worked as a director at the World Bank and former DG of NIMASA. He will help to attract those people he helped to secure appointments in government and outside government circles.,” he said.
Agballah and his entourage had earlier paid a courtesy call on an elder statesman, Dr. Hyde Onuaguluchi, who prayed for him and commended APC for making him the Chairman of the party in the state.
“By making Agballah chairman of APC in Enugu State, it shows that APC is thinking and serious about taking over Enugu State in 2023,” he said.