Anambra Election: APC Blasts Southeast Leaders

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The abysmal performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded governorship election in Anambra State has infuriated the leadership of APC Youths Renaissance.

In a statement issued on Sunday night, the group lambasted leaders of the south eastern part of Nigeria, saying despite all the assurances given to leaders and members of the party by Mr Tony Nwoye, the party’s candidate in the poll, APC could not clinch the seat.

“Before the election, all necessary logistics were given to the leaders of the party in the zone to deliver victory to APC, but it looked as if such logistics were diverted as it did not get to the intended people in the region,” National Secretary of the APC Youths Renaissance, Mr Collins Edwin, stated in the statement.

Mr Edwin asked, “How on earth can anyone explain the rationale behind the 21/21 victory of APGA in all the 21 Local Government Areas of Anambra State?

“Even Tony Nwoye, Chris Ngige, Uche Ekwunife, Andy Ubah and the rest could not deliver their local governments to APC!

“However, the election has exposed the insincerity of the so-called leaders of the party in the region.

“Instead of executing an all-inclusive campaign involving all members of the party, some ‘election-cabals’ wanting to impress Buhari and get special favour from the Presidency adopted ‘divide and rule strategy.’

“They shared party resources among themselves without carrying critical segments of the party along.

“In particular, Comrade Tony Nwoye was carrying himself as Governor-elect without listening to wise advice and suggestions.

“As a result, their greed and lack of coordination have cost APC the much needed victory in Anambra State.

“Therefore, we urge President Buhari to disregard all their lies and excuses as likely reasons why APC under-performed in the race.

“Subsequently, we ask President Buhari to raise new leaders from the zone who will handle his re-election project in the Southeast region come 2019.”

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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