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APC convention confirms South South unity, says Princewill

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
29 March 2022   |   4:03 am
All Progressives Congress (APC) chief, Tonye Princewill, has described the cooperation demonstrated by South-South leaders at the just concluded national convention of the party as indication that leaders of the party are united ahead of 2023 elections.

Tonye Princewill

All Progressives Congress (APC) chief, Tonye Princewill, has described the cooperation demonstrated by South-South leaders at the just concluded national convention of the party as indication that leaders of the party are united ahead of 2023 elections.

Senator Magnus Abe’s choice for the national vice chairman, South-South, Worgu Boms, was beaten by Chibuke Amaechi’s loyalist, Victor Giadom, who was endorsed as the South-South choice.

Princewill said: “While other states were able to achieve a consensus around a single candidate, Magnus Abe’s choice for National Vice Chairman, South South, Worgu Boms, refused to step down for Victor Giadom. In the ensuing election, Boms was resoundingly beaten, garnering only three votes from thousands. Where then is the faction in Rivers state?”

He added that the cohesion and unity displayed by the zonal leaders, would certainly pave way for genuine reconciliation of all members.

He said: “Politics is not easy, it requires maturity, it requires patience and it requires mutual respect. I witness this. I could not have been more proud.

“I just want to say a big thank you to the party for putting together a solid performance and showing Nigerians what party political leadership is about.”

“For those of us from Rivers State, we were especially pleased, not only because we saw South-South unity in action, but because we were given the opportunity to demonstrate Rivers unity as well.”

The 2023 APC governorship aspirant in Rivers State said it was time to focus on presidency and governorship polls, adding that his consultations would continue.

“It’s back to focus on presidency and governorship polls. No time to celebrate. Consultation continues and my push for Amaechi presidency has been further strengthened. That man understands politics, he understands governance and he understands Nigeria. I learnt a lot this weekend,” he added.