…Harps on more commitment, love, oneness
It was indeed a gathering of who is who of All Progressive Congress, APC leaders and members in Delta North Senatorial District, where mammoth crowd of members and leaders of the party converged to hammer on more commitment, loyalty, love and oneness, as this to them will foster unity and progress in the party.
The conference which was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Royal Courtyard Hotel, Agbor, Delta State attracted the presence of the immediate past Acting Director of NDDC on Project, Chief Hon. Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Delta North APC Chairman, Chief George Okafor, the state secretary of the party, Comr. Chidi Okonji and other dignitaries from all works of life.
In his welcome speech, the Delta North APC Chairman, Chief George Okafor said that he is very delighted to welcome everyone to the meeting.
In his words, “This second unity conference of the party in the Senatorial District has proved our critics and detractors wrong in their notion that our district cannot forge a common front in the build up to the next level political dispensation. With the array of leaders and stakeholders drawn from the three federal constituencies and nine local government of our District, we are set in motion to deliver the district in elections at all levels come 2023.
To recast on our last resolutions, it becomes necessary to remind us that APC Delta North is seeking the understanding of our sister district to concede the APC Delta State chairmanship position to us. We therefore urge our college of leaders to reach out to others leaders and stakeholders in the South and Central Districts to actualize this aspiration.
I want to state here that our unity in this district is immeasurable. We should all ensure that we rise above primordial sentiments and always put the overall interest of APC ahead of our personal ambitions. We should all resolve to enthrone internal democracy in preparation of the party for the polls in 2023″.
He therefore thanked college of leaders for their unrelenting efforts to see that the part move forward, noting that they could not have asked for a better set of political overseers for APC Delta North than them.
Also speaking, the former lawmaker, Chief Hon. Dr. Cairo Ojougboh assured them that they have put heads together, so that everybody in the party will be carried along.
“We have been groomed and we can stand as a party. If another party gives you money in an election and you take it to betray your party. The other part will see you as a betrayal and you can not benefit anything from both parties.
Your starting point is your loyalty, commitment, faithfulness and love for your party. We must resolve to work for APC. No body can intimidate you. Knowingfully well that no external factors can distrust what we have organized. We are very determined and we will not quiet. If you respect us, we will respect you.
President Buhari is already addressing the issues of insecurities. So, we should not complicate things for him, rather we should behave ourselves well to make things easy for him.
Our leaders must remain loyal to the party in all areas of life”, he affirmed.
Also speaking, the former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Barr. Victor Ochei thanked the convener and other leaders for resolving that APC Delta North have come to stand and united.
He noted that they are ready to work as a team, adding that they should not waste their time on people who do not understand why they are in positions.
He stated, “Meeting is the key to a political party success. Our congresses will soon commence, let us work together as a party to produce the next APC Delta State Chairman. This is the only position that can be zoned in accordance with the party’s constitution. We are desirous to produce the next APC Delta State Chairman. For we to get this, we must be united. If you want to join us, you are welcome but you must go your ward first to get registered.
If you are interested in any position, buy your form and start working now. You can come together in your ward to produce one person to avoid imposition of candidate. The congress will not divide us but make us stronger. We will give anyone who is representing Delta North a full support and better representation”.
In the same vein, the former APC candidate for Delta State House Assembly in Ika North East Constituency, Comr. Barr. Ifeanyi Williams Aghaolor maintained, “Today’s meeting is a successful one. For the time first, everybody was speaking their mind, where imposition of candidate was condemned. The turn up today shows that APC is taking over Delta state in 2023. This implies that we are formidable.
The level of indiscipline in this party should be stopped. It is a pity that some of our leaders will go to PDP and pledge their loyalty. This is called anti party. We should stick to APC.
Our leaders should not be far from the members.
There should be mentorship in our party to achieve the party’s ideologies”.
Comr. Barr. Ifeanyi Aghaolor
Chief Hon. Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh
Chief George Okafor
Some of the nine LG Chairmen
Cross section of the party’s faithful