The All Progressive Congress (APC) has vowed to completely take over the whole of South-East geo-political zone during next year’s general election.
Emma Eneukwu, the newly elected Deputy National Chairman of the party, South, made the vow when he was welcomed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport on Saturday by party faithfuls.
Mr Eneukwu said the APC will begin the mission by ensuring it takes over Enugu, which serves as the political capital of the region from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that has held down the state for over two decades now.
Presently, the party is at the helm of affairs in Ebonyi and Imo. The PDP equally has Enugu and Abia under its control while the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is in charge in Anambra State.
“Time is now for us to take over the South-East completely. We will do that by starting from Enugu State Government House,” the politician said. “We have come to take over Enugu State; to give Enugu a new leadership.
“We are here to give South-East and entire Southern Nigeria a new leadership. But charity begins at home. We will start with Enugu State.
“With the emergence of the new leadership in APC, everything about factions has been laid to rest for the good of the party. We will not encourage divisions of the party in the state.
“We shall move as a united body so that we shall be able to remove those people that are holding the state down.
“I promise you that by the next election, it shall not be the same again.
“I’m happy that Enugu has a vibrant state chairman as well as state executive committee members who are up and doing.
“We have come to work. We have not come to superintendent over you, but to work and deliver our people from their bondage.
“It’s going to be a united struggle. It’s not a one-man struggle, but our struggle.
“The victory will be for all of us. When we win, everybody will participate in baking the cake,” Mr Eneukwu assured.