I Remained In APC Because It’s The Only Party That Can Salvage Nigeria – Okwonkwo
Deputy National Chairman, South, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Annie Okonkwo, yesterday said he decided to remain in the APC because it’s the only party that can salvage Nigeria from her current situation.
He said this despite the internal wrangling rocking the Anambra chapter of the paryty, part od which led to his withdrawal as the campaign coordinator of Dr Chris Ngige for the November, 2013 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a meeting of stakeholders of the party in Awka, the 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 sentiment and personal interest aside and save our nation.”
Okonkwo, who represented Anambra Central senatorial district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in 2007, was suspended by the party, to investigate the allegation against him that he was involved in anti-party activities during the November 16, Anambra State governorship election.
Speaking on his suspension, he 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.
Okonkwo, who was also a former governorship aspirant in Anambra, however, stressed that politics is not war, saying “you cannot be because you are a member of APC and stop talking to your friend because he is not in the same political party with you”.
He disclosed further: “If there is three persons that spends money on politics, I am among them. I am not in politics because of money. Good things do not come easy and that is why we must unite to finish what we started. APC is our party, it is not anybody’s personal property.
According to Okonkwo, “Our congress is coming up this week and we cannot fold our hands and allow the party we invested both our strength and finance to die in Anambra State.
Secondly, we cannot also fold our hands and be watching our youths suffering. Some youths died penultimate Saturday where they went to write Immigration test. We cannot continue like this.
“We must unite and work together to promote our party because it is the only party that can salvage this country. It is the only party that has the people at heart,” the Senator added.
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