L-R: APC Pub Sec, Hon Hyacinth Ngwu; Nat Chairman, Southeast, Emma Eneukwu; Sen Chris Ngige and State chairman, Barr Emeka Ibe, at a press conference in Alor, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
The Zonal leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has issued a quit notice to the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, asking him to begin the preparation of his handover note.
This was contained in a communiqué signed by Hon. Emma Eneukwu, National Vice chairman, Southeast, which was released by: Hon. Hyacinth Ngwu.
The meeting which was convened and chaired by the National Chairman of APC, South East, Hon. Emma Eneukwu, last Tuesday, April 18, in Alor, was attended by the top brass of the party.
The statement read in part: '1. We, the Igbos, are now truly and fully prepared to play the mainstream politics expected of us in the country. Anambra State's November 18th, 2017 governorship election is our entry point. And we hereby serve a quit notice to the ruling party in Anambra State.
'2. The primary election to select the governorship candidate for ALL Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State will follow the due process as enshrined in our APC Constitution and modalities for primary elections. We hereby urge all aspirants to play by the rules', statement read.
Meanwhile, the party has set-up the Anambra State Gubernatorial Election Planning and Strategy Committee with the following as members:
i. Former Governor of Old Anambra State, Senator Dr. Jim Nwobodo, CON as chairman.
ii. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, vice-chairman,
iii. Senator Emma Agboti, secretary
iv. Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume
vi. Sen. Nkechi Wogu,
vii. Chief Maduba Cosmas, and
vii. Chief G.N. Gbazueagu.
According to the release, the committee would monitor the political environment in Anambra State as regards the 2017 governorship election and report to the zone
It is also to evaluate the aspirants in the party and advice the zone on how best to achieve crisis free primaries and also to advice the zone on best ways and means of raising resources for the election.