A frontline All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has announced his intention to turn Abia into a first class state in Nigeria, if given the opportunity to actualise his dream by the people. This is even as the gubernatorial aspirant insisted on indirect primaries for the selection of the party’s candidates in the state.
While speaking to the press in Abuja after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC Secretariat, he said his vision for Abia, which is anchored on an unshakable belief and trust in God, was for the building of a state where the provision of critical infrastructure and welfare of the people will take centre stage.
Chief Emenike who described the APC as a strong and formidable platform on which to pursue his aspiration, said the fear of the party was the reason for the opposition’s resort to electoral manipulations but was confident that the people will resist any attempt to subvert their will in 2019.
Responding to a question on his party’s contentious mode of primary elections, he expressed preference for Indirect Primaries as the best way to go in the absence of a comprehensive and credible membership register.
He however pointed out that as a loyal party man, he would, of course be guided by the decision of the stakeholders on the matter.
After the brief but colourful ceremony featuring the submission of the completed forms to the APC Director of Organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Kari, Chief Emenike came downstairs to a tumultuous reception by supporters and admirers from Abia and other parts of the country.