A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State, Prof Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, has lashed out at those opposed to the leadership of the Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Commitee, CECPC and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Ajumbe said those seeking Buni’s exit, are enemies of the party, who are chasing shadow, and who have deliberately refused to acknowledge the remarkable achievements recorded thus far by the CECPC.
He stated that the Gov. Buni led CECPC has successfully repositioned the APC, to remain formidable as the ruling party in the country, noting that the APC under Buni’s leadership, has become fortified to retain power at the center and at the States in 2023.
He stated that CECPC deserves accolades for attracting to the party’s fold, three Governors from the opposition PDP, namely Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Senators and some leaders of the opposition party.
He also described the membership and revalidation exercise embarked upon by the Buni led CECPC, as part of the vision and commitment of the Yobe State Governor, to re energize the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Ajumbe, a former Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Public Utilities in Imo State, also commended APC State Governors, for recently passing a vote of confidence on the CECPC, because of it’s impressive performances in office.
Ajumbe, who was Imo State Chairman of defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, one of the legacy Parties which formed the APC, advised new entrants into the APC from other political parties, to have good intentions and resist the temptation of causing disharmony in the party, or nurse a hidden agenda aimed at bringing discord in the APC.
“Those coming to the APC from the PDP and other opposition parties, should be committed to the ideals of the party” he said.
He called on the national leadership of the party to continue to ensure peace and harmony among stakeholders and members of the APC.