The members of a political pressure group which goes by the name Ukpe-Anioma, has during an enlarged meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), merged formally with the Hon. Sunny Onyejose, led APC in Ika North East Local Government Area, as the party embarks on her nationwide membership registration and validation of the old cards.
The epoch making event which took place on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the party secretariat located along Owa-Ekei Road, Opposite Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministry, Boji Boji Owa, was witnessed by the party chieftains, members and all the 14 Ward Chairmen in the local government area.
In a brief remark, Hon. Sunny Onyejose, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ika North East Local Government Area, before the Party Executives were dissolved by the National Committee, appreciated the party faithfuls for honouring his invitation to the day’s meeting, he enjoined them to be fully involved in the membership registration exercise and the validation of the old cards of their great party.
Continuing, he informed the gathering that members of Ukpe-Anioma, in Ika North East led by Chief Barrister Alex Ikpeazu, has joined them fully in APC, saying that he wants to let everyone know that with the merger they all are now working together as a team.
He urged everyone coming into the party to know that Party Is Supreme, emphasizing that party loyalty is not 99% but 100% loyalty, so that as individuals they will be able to achieve their dreams, noting that party politics is about interest.
Hon. Onyejose, enjoined the newly inducted members to be patient and work for the party especially now that they are preparing for the forthcoming local government election, he urged everyone irrespective of the group they belong, to work towards achieving the goal which they all have been fighting for, stressing that they should vote for all the APC candidates in order for them to emerge victorious in the forthcoming local government election scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021. He also advised the APC candidates vying for elective positions not to betray the trust reposed on them by the party faithfuls.
Speaking further, Hon. Sunny Onyejose, charged the party Executive and Coordinators to mobilize the people in their various Wards and Units to go and register and validate their old cards.
After the formal induction of members of Ukpe-Anioma into the APC, Mr. Aghedo Johnson, a spokesperson of the group, during an interactive session with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, disclosed that what prompted the merger of Ukpe-Anioma with the Hon. Sunny Onyejose led APC was a National issue, saying that when their leader Chief Barrister Alex Ikpeazu and the members of Ukpe-Anioma, whose numerical strength, he revealed was over one thousand persons in the local government area, discovered that there was light on the side of Hon. Sunny Onyejose, they decided to join him and his viable team.
Mr. Aghedo, was optimistic that with the merger they are going to win and make a positive impact in the forthcoming local government election, he enjoined all the members of Ukpe-Anioma, to join forces together with the Hon. Onyejose, led APC, so that they can withstand other parties in the local government election slated for Saturday, 6th March, 2021.
Earlier in a brief remark, Elder Moses Nwakor, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, who was also in the meeting, appreciated the party members for their large turnout, he encouraged them to use the opportunity of the ongoing membership registration of the party to woo their friends, colleagues and members of their communities who are none members to now register fully into the party, so that they can as well make their contributions in moving the party to greater heights. Continuing, he stated that the coming together of Ukpe-Anioma with the Hon. Sunny Onyejose led APC in Ika North East local government area is a wonderful development, saying “That tells you that there is unity in Ika North East, because if we want to win elections, we have to be together, for with unity we stand, divided we fall”.
Elder Nwakor, advised everyone to put aside their selfish interest and see themselves as one indivisible family because APC is the party that brought all of them together, hence they must defend APC to the core, so that they can win election, stating “It’s when we win election that we can partake from the dividends, but if you don’t win election there is no dividends”.
Mrs. Anthonia Ozioma Odafe, a woman leader and Chieftain of the APC in Ika North East local government area, in her address, urged the female members of the party to support their husbands in working hard to make sure that the party emerges victorious in the forthcoming local government election, noting that women in politics do very well, hence the slogan “No woman no Politics”, emphasizing that she strongly believes that the women can achieve a lot in the on going membership registration of the party. She encouraged them to embark on massive advocacy campaign in sensitizing the market women and members of their immediate environments to participate actively in the APC membership registration exercise.
Speaking on the merger of Ukpe-Anioma with Hon. Sunny Onyejose led APC, Mrs. Odafe, described the move as a good development, saying that she was optimistic that the Congress led by Hon. Sunny Onyejose structure is going to emerge victorious in taking over the Chairmanship position in the local government area, saying that “The alliance of Chief Barrister Alex Ikpeazu led Ukpe-Anioma with Hon. Sunny Onyejose, will make the party to be more formidable in achieving set goals, again it has clearly shown that Hon. Sunny Onyejose led group as far as the All Progressives Congress (APC) is concern, is doing very well”.
Some notable personalities at the memorable meeting included, Hon. Sunny Onyejose, Elder Moses Nwakor, Mrs. Emina Patience, Engr. Ngwokor Teddy-Jackson, Mr. Clement Uyamasi, Dr. Sunny Enu, Mrs. Anthonia Ozioma Odafe, Barr. Chris Uwakina, Mrs. Ifeoma Udeme, Hon. Egwuabor Stormy, Pastor Okoh Felix, Hon. Richard Iwerebor, Hon. Nweabi Samuel, Pastor Williams Ossai and all the 14 Ward Chairmen in the local government area, amongst many others.
Hon. Sunny Onyejose
Hon. Sunny Onyejose addressing the APC party faithful during the meeting
Elder Moses Nwakor making a speech during the meeting
Mrs. Anthonia Ozioma Odafe (m) in a group photograph with the APC Women
Cross section of APC members during the meeting