Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamu Abdullahi has stated that his party is expecting to receive over 25% of votes from the South-East.
Abdullahi made this comment while inaugurating an eight-man Abia State Reconciliation Committee led by Senator Chris Adighije. He urged the leaders in the zone to rise above differences and work for the party’s victory in the general election.
He said: “Let Abia go and sit together. All the national elections, House of Representatives, Senate, governorship, presidential election, we will not be satisfied with just the 25 per cent of the vote cast.”
“We need the majority of the vote cast for APC. No halfway about it. If we are to win, we must try to win every state. We have to do some work and stand together. This is the time to unite; this is the time to work for unity. If we do, God will be with us.”
Adamu advised warring factions in Abia to bury their hatchet and work for the party’s success.
“I hope that with what we have done (inauguration of the committee), there will be peace and we hope this is the very last step. We are not going to hold a reconciliation meeting again. We will now leave it to the leaders of Abia to go and play their politics in Abia state. Politics is local,” Adamu told the factions.
Senator Adighije promised to work toward uniting the party in the state.