|:File Photo – Orji Kalu (left) Oyegun (right, in green cap)|
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the caliber of personalities joining the ruling party in the South East, has no iota of doubt that they will deliver the geo-political zone to the party in the 2019 general elections, says the former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu.
The business mogul stated this when he led former chairman and Chief Executive of Hallmark bank, Marc Wabara, to the party headquarters in Abuja, to formally join the party, Kalu boasted that APC is becoming a household name in the South East.
Introducing Wabara to the national leadership of the party, Dailysun quoted Kalu as said; “When I joined the party, I promised to fish out men that can work for this party in Nigeria not only in the South East. Today, we are here with a great Abian, a Nigerian and an asset to this great party. We have assured you what we will do in that zone in 2019 and I am sure you have started seeing the handwork and hand writing on the wall. We are consulting widely in our zone and beyond,” he declared.
“There is no doubt that APC is becoming a household name in the South East now. Both our religious and traditional leaders and market people have started understanding why they need to join this big family. They realized when we joined that people who were there before did not make mistake.
“We are joining to also show that Nigeria should continue to play the role in this corporate existence as one indivisible entity. The coexistence of this country is not negotiable and we strongly believe that APC will continue to smoothen this coexistence. We will continue to believe and trust in APC. This is why we are presenting to you today the son of the soil, Chief Marc Wabara, the chairman chief Executive of Hallmark Plc,” he said.
Welcoming the delegation, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, expressed happiness over the caliber of South Easterners joining the party, commending specifically the former governor of Abia State.
“Let me thank Orji Uzor Kalu for keeping his promise, for being a good disciples a believer in the future of Nigeria; and a believer in the mission of APC which you too have eloquently enunciated.
“We thank you for the good job you are doing nationally and internationally and for your motivational principles. We believe you will continue to do that which you are doing. I feel a sense of fulfillment today; l feel a sense of intense happiness. Yesterday l received former governor Martins Elechi of Ebonyi State.
“Today, you are aware that people of quality, people of passion and people who appreciate the challenges facing our nation are coming together for the good of the nation.
“We have people who know that there are difficulties coming at time when there is hues and cries tended to make a less courages, less visionary, motivated person stand back to say let me watch, but you decided to take the lead; you have decided to help us in rebuilding the economic foundation of our nation.
“Both of you today have unequivocally spoken of National unity. You are a man of quality. Now my spirit can now be at peace as far as the south east is concerned.
“The true leaders of South East know that it is important to be a major player in the Nigeria nation; the true leaders of South East knows that they are part of the building blocks of Nigeria. You have decided to join and help us to rebuild this economy,” he said.
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