APC remains the party to beat — Okonkwo

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BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE

CONTRARY to insinuations that he was on his way out of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Deputy National Chairman (South), Senator Annie Okonkwo, has said that he has no plans of ditching the party he helped to found in the South-East.

And in spite of  bickering in Anambra State chapter,  Okonkwo said he elected  to remain in the party because it is the only party that can salvage Nigeria from her multifarious challenges.

Speaking after a stakeholders meeting of the party in Awka, the Anambra Central senator said, “after a proper study of what Nigeria is currently facing today as a nation, especially the insecurity and unemployment problems, it is important that we keep sentiments and personal interest aside and save our nation.”

The insinuations of his plan to leave APC from his recent suspension by the party to investigate the allegation that he was involved in anti-party activities during the November 16, 2013 Anambra State governorship election.

Considered a front runner in the governorship race, the APC hierarchy favoured Senator Chris Ngige for the party’s ticket, a move that raised dust in the party.

However, Okonkwo said: “After the investigation of the party, they find out I was not involved in anti-party activities, that is to say that APC is a party that stands for truth. All the things they said about me have been investigated.”

 

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