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Ndokwa APC leaders, members unite for chairmanship slot

By Robert Egbe

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State have agreed to work together to improve their electoral fortunes.

They were hosted in Abbi by a chieftain of the party, Dr Eugene Okolocha, at the weekend.

The meeting was aimed at uniting aggrieved party members who were in different camps.

It was also to position the party in the Ndokwa nation ahead of the forthcoming congress.

Ndokwa nation is eyeing the state chairmanship position.

A communique was issued at the end of the meeting attended by leaders and ardent supporters of the party drawn from the three local government areas: Ukwani, Ndokwa West and Ndokwa East.

The party faithful agreed to work together in a strong bond to build a formidable force strong enough to achieve the lofty goals set out by the leaders.

The meeting was at the behest of the Organisation for Ndokwa Unity (ONU), otherwise known as Ndokwa Unite.

The communique reads: “Ndokwa APC members must as an organised family, take her proper place and be united in pursuit of common interests.

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“Towards the forthcoming congress of APC, members and leaders of the party should in unity reach out to other APC members to support an Ndokwa candidate for the position of State Chairman of APC in Delta State.

“Considering the enormous contribution of Ndokwa people to the national purse via massive oil and gas exploration, an Ndokwa person should be considered first for appointment into Federal Government institutions like the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other statutory boards.”

The APC leaders urged the National Assembly leadership as well as President Muhammadu Buhari, to fast track the establishment of the Federal University of Agriculture and Technology in Ndokwa land.

They called for the funding of the Independent Power Project (IPP) to ensure its completion before the end of 2022 to light up Ndokwa nation.

The party leaders congratulated and welcomed Senator Peter Nwaoboshi into APC and praised him for proposing a bill to give Ndokwa Nation a federal institution.

“We urge Ndokwa people to obtain their voter’s card in the registration exercise of Independent National Electoral Commission beginning on 28 June 2021 and remain faithful for a new era of genuine prosperity for all,” the leaders said.

In attendance were the Ajuwa of Aboh Kingdom, Chief Tony Amechi; Onotu Henry Okechukwu and Dr Chris Edeme, among others.

Party leaders present included Chief Charles Olisa (Ndokwa East), Chief Tony Uti (Ndokwa East), Emeke Ozegbe (Ndokwa East), Chief Izuh Robinson (Ndokwa West); Chief Mrs Ejeh Hellen (Ndokwa West), Dr Ossai Abeh, Chief Tony Eleh and and Mrs Bridget Ajieh.

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