The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has inaugurated its State Campaign Council to drive the Party to victory in 2023 general elections. The Campaign Council has Governor David Umahi as the Chairman and the Deputy Governor, Barr. Eric Kelechi Igwe as the first Vice Chairman, while the Director- General is Chief Austin Umahi.
For the Women Directorate of the Council, the Chairman is the Wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs Rachael Umahi, with first Deputy Chairman as the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs.Ethel Nnenna Igwe. Queendaline Nwigwe was named the second Deputy Chairman while the wife of the APC Governorship Flag bearer, Mrs. Uzoamaka Nwifuru is the 3rd Deputy Chairman. The Deputy Governorship candidate, Princess Patricia Obila was also named as the 4th Deputy Chairman for the women Directorate, while the wife of the former Deputy Governor, Mrs Catherine Ogbu is the Director-General. The Council also has all the Party Candidates at all levels of representation as members.
Performing the inauguration in Abakaliki, Governor Umahi commended APC members and teeming supporters for the unprecedented solidarity given to the Party’s Presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Ahmed BolaTinubu during his recent campaign visit to the State.
He expressed satisfaction with the outing, and gave special appreciation to the Party women for surpassing expectations in massively mobilizing their members for the campaign rally. Governor Umahi further made a case for enhanced appointment slots for the women in the incoming administration in the State. “Ebonyi State is the envy of other States.”Nobody can controvert the fact that on the 24th, the Women Campaign Organization mobilized more than the men.
“And when we were trying to give women 40 percent, the men were protesting, but next time we will give the women 60 percent, and the men 40.
“Mr incoming Governor, if the women are going to do this job, if they are taking 60 percent of votes, they must take 60 percent appointments, in line with the Party’s reward system. “We have to agree on that.” Umahi charged the Council members to leave no stone unturned toward securing victory for the Party in 2023. He tasked the women to organize zonal and state campaign rallies, while there would be combined rallies by both party men and women in all the local government areas of the State.
In his remarks, the APC Southeast zonal Secretary, Itapa Azuobu, urged all the Committee members to retire immediately to their wards and polling units to begin campaigs for the Party ahead of the elections. Others who spoke at the event, including the APC State Chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha and the member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, called on the Party supporters to rally round the candidates to secure the Party’s victory at all levels, devoid of reservations. “The task ahead of us is to ensure that all our candidates win from the national to State House of Assembly,” Emegha reiterated.