By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- ALL Progressives Congress, APC, House of Assembly candidates in the five states of the South East have charged its party hierarchy to sure that it balances appointments among the six geopolitical zones as the party goes into a second tenure administration.
The candidates also said they have identified the need to work in close collaboration with the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party for a rancor-free administration of both the party and for the elected leaders.
They made the pledge at the group’s first conference of 2019 in Enugu, yesterday.
In its communique endorsed by representatives of the five states under its coordinator, Mr. Toochukwu Onyedibe from Anambra state, the former candidates congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC under Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for victories of the party in the last general elections.
They said “We reviewed the performance of the APC in the South East in the last election and identified the need to synergize with the NWC, the various leaders of our party in the South East and the country at large to ensure better performance in future elections.
“We commend the decision of the NWC in inaugurating a power sharing committee to ensure fair and equitable distribution of Federal appointments and balance of power in the three tiers government and the six geopolitical zones of the country in accordance with the letters of the federal character principle as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and we expect that the interest of the Southeast will be adequately protected.”