If there is anything that has excited members of the All Progressive Congress in Ihiala local government area in recent times, it is the Wednesday’s decision by the party’s warring factions to drop their acrimony and embrace each other in true reconciliation. It should be recalled that the party has been thrown to the state of disorderliness which emanated from the congress that took place in May 2018 where two factional Chairmen were produced in the name of Sir Tochukwu Ike and Ichie Akajiugo. Before the reconciliatory move by Ichie Mike Ejezie and Barr Uche Ezeala Baron (Coordinator APC Presidential Campaign Council Ihiala local government) , both parties in leadership tussle had fought themselves almost to a standstill with little or no room for further manoeuvring. The warring APC groups in Ihiala local government area, whose disagreement started since the May ill-fated local congress , had failed several times to settle their differences on the dialogue table, thus leading to plethora of court cases.
Addressing the party’s members in a tour organized in different wards in Uli, Amorka and Ihiala to mark resolution of the crisis , Ichie Akujiugo said that the move was a total expression of understanding and committement to ensuring that APC win massively in Ihiala local government in presidential, senatorial, Federal House of Representatives and State House of Assembly in the forthcoming general elections and urged members to work with oneness as the days of crisis are over . In supporting his opinion, Sir Tochukwu Ike declared that there’s only one APC in Ihiala which is formidable with burning desire to win everything and implored all to embrace peace and unity for the interest of the party.
Hon K. C Nnabuife, a retired Controller of Custom and one of the party’s Chieftains, expressed his happiness and asked people to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari, Sen Andy Uba, Hon Theo Nnorom and sir Kingsley Onwuka Ibori as he highlighted the achievements of APC led government in the South East.
The events recorded the presence of Sen Andy Uba’s Campaign Organisation Coordinator in Ihiala local government, Callistus Obinakaba Saisia, who stated the needs to connect Ndi Igbo to the political nucleus of Nigeria by voting Sen Andy Uba who has a clear chance of becoming the nation’s Senate President as he named the benefits they stand to derive from it as a people.
Former Cheif Whip of Anambra State House of Assembly and a very strong contender for Federal House of Representatives Ihiala Constituency, Hon Theo Nnorom, said that the reconciliation of the faction groups of the party is decision in right direction which a huge demonstration of APC’s readiness to win overwhelmly in Ihiala Federal Constituency. It was an opportunity for the people, especially the youths, to have a heartfelt interaction with the humble and very amiable Hon Theo Nnorom as he unveiled his people oriented manifesto which covered the establishment of skills acquisition centers in different towns in Ihiala Federal Constituency that will be aimed at empowering the youths to be self-reliant. This really erupted the atmosphere into exictment as he enuciated the need to rehabilitate Okija Post-Ihiala-Uli-Egbu road, Orlu road , completion of the long abandoned Ihiala substation which is the key reason growth of businesses are inhibited in the constituency with the people being kept in darkness.
Shock and speechlessness engulfed the people when the leader of N-power and School Feeding Monitoring Team in Ihiala local government area,Mr Jonathan Ezike , gave out the names of individuals, in each ward who ,have been receiving the sum of thirty thousand Naira monthly from President Buhari’s N-power program. It was made clear that these individuals as well the women who received the contract to feed the pupils in our primary schools are not members of APC. In other words, he listed the names of those who were contracted to cook and feed pupils in every primary school in Ihiala local government area and asked people to find out why the kids are not fed after the payment millions of Naira by the federal government. He equally used to the opportunity to advise them to give their undying support to APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in order to enjoy more dividend of democracy and also facilitate the actualisation of Igbo president in 2023.
Sir Kingsley Onwuka Ibori, APC flagbearer Anambra State House of Assembly Ihiala Constituency I was delighted and asked everyone to work for the interest of the party.
Hon Mike Okeoma, Chief Sunnex Ohanazoeze, the Agujiegbe one of Okija and other party’s leaders expressed their happiness with determination to put the party on the path of victory in Ihiala local government