We’ll Use Imo As Base To Liberate South-East – Ganduje
National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Abdulahi Ganduje, has said the ruling party would use Imo State as launch-pad to take over the remaining states in the South-east. Ganduje stated this Thursday, when Minister of Science and Technology, Uche Nnaji, and Enugu State APC Chairman paid him a courtesy visit at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
The APC national chairman said he was aware that there were crises in the state chapters of the party, but added that the APC national leadership had set up a reconciliation committee to reunite the warring factions.
Ganduje, who noted that the ruling party would consolidate its presence in the South-east, said, “We won election in all the 27 local governments in Imo State. We won the governorship election with over half a million votes in Imo. So, we are going to use Imo as base for liberating the South-east.”
Earlier, Nnaji said their visit was part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the party in Enugu State.
Meanwhile, some chieftains of APC launched a new group, Consolidated APC Grassroots Movement (CAGraM), to mobilise support for the party ahead of the 2027 general election.
The group also said its target was to produce one of the members as the presidential candidate of APC in 2031.
National Secretary of CAGraM, Emmanuel Nwosu, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said as its midterm goal, the group would embark on grassroots mobilisation for the ruling party ahead of the next general election.
Nwosu said, “Our long term goal is to ensure that one of us or one of our leaders, who will keep faith with this organisation from now until 2031; takes over power as President of Nigeria in 2031. Yes we can and we will.
“Our immediate goal is to ensure that all of us, who laboured day and night to ensure the victory of our great party, APC, at the 2023 presidential polls, are handsomely rewarded. We all made unquantifiable sacrifices during the presidential campaign, and many of our compatriots lost their lives in the cause of the campaign.
“For that reason, we will vigorously and painstakingly engage all our elected and appointed party leaders, starting with our dear President, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, to ensure that our sacrifices do not go to waste.”