The new APC national welfare secretary, Donatus Nwamkpa, has urged warring party chieftains to sheathe their sword and unite for the progress and electoral fortunes of the party in Abia, urging South-East support for President Bola Tinubu.
Mr Nwamkpa made the call on Monday in Umuahia while addressing some APC chieftains and members during a reception organised in honour of his nomination as a national officer of the party. He charged them always to preach peace and carry everybody along.
Mr Nwamkpa said, “The war is over. There is no longer any internal division or faction in Abia APC.”
Mr Nwamkpa, a former state chairman, said it “is all about a new face of APC, where there is no faction or division.”
He said there was no victory until we “captured the state Government House,” pointing out that Abia APC “is rooted in the culture of collegiate leadership. There is no sole administrator.”
“APC is deeply rooted in consultation, cooperation and mutual understanding,” added Mr Nwamkpa.
Mr Nwamkpa also spoke about the party’s perceived quietness as an opposition in Abia. He said the party had yet to accept the status of an opposition since it was challenging the election of Governor Alex Otti of the Labour Party.
“We are not sleeping. We are doing integration, re-organisation, reconciliation, and we are waxing stronger than we have ever been,” said Mr Nwamkpa.
He advised Nigerians, especially the South-East region, to moderate their criticisms of Mr Tinubu and support his quest to transform the nation.
“What the South-East needs is infrastructure, security and a level playing field for them to exhibit their talent. I want to say that the South-East, having produced some key persons in this government with a policy of an all-inclusive system, will have nothing to fear,” Mr Nwamkpa explained.
Mr Nwamkpa was nominated as a replacement for Friday Nwosu from Abia, who died in office on March 10.
Mr Nwamkpa was inaugurated on August 25.