A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state, Amb. Chijioke Emmanuel Nwadavid predicts upsets in 2023 polls.
He told newsmen that the party is poised to break the political monopoly of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the 2023 general elections.
Nwadavid, who made the assertion in a chat with journalists in Enugu, Tuesday, stated that his optimism was based on the amount of time, hard work and commitment being invested in the party by the state chairman, Hon. Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah.
The APC chieftain is an Ambassador, “West Africa Youth Council” (ECOWAS), entrepreneur and also the founder “NecBullion Charity Foundation.”
He stressed that Agballah, since his emergence as the new helmsman on October 16, 2021, has completely repositioned the party, to make it strong enough to dislodge the ruling PDP in 2023 general elections.
He listed some of Agballah’s innovative achievements to include institution of monthly APC ward, local government and zonal meetings; setting up of peace and harmonization committee, which he said, is currently doing a great job of bringing everybody together; as well as having led Enugu delegates to a successful national convention that produced Chief Emma Eneukwu and Mrs. Uchenna Diyiokeh, indigenes of Enugu state, as National Deputy Chairman (South) and Zonal Women Leader (Southeast), of APC, respectively.
The youth Ambassador, an indigene of Mgbowo, who is aspiring to contest for Awgu South State Constituency election, of Awgu local government area, said he had no doubt in his mind that the 2023 general elections would be a turning point in the political history of Enugu state, especially with the 2022 Electoral Act.
He declared that the APC under Agballah, has become an attractive brand and alternative choice for Enugu people to displace PDP which has been in power in the state since 1999, with little or nothing to show for it.
“PDP has failed the people of Enugu state, but unfortunately the people have never had an alternative platform to show PDP the red card. They have therefore been suffering in silence and enduring the bad leadership of PDP which has been sustained through election rigging and intimidation.
“But with Agballah at the helm of affairs of APC, and with the support of other stakeholders, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Chief Eneukwu and others, coupled with the new electoral act, APC is now re-energized and refocused to take power in the state,” he said.
Ambassador Nwadavid said that through his NGO, he has been able to empower many young Nigerians as well as provide educational materials to primary and secondary schools across the country.
He promised to focus on youths, especially the girl child, noting that it was high time young Nigerians were given the opportunity to be on the driving seat of the development of Enugu state and Nigeria in general.
Enugu APC chieftain predicts upsets in 2023 polls