By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2017 governorship polls in Anambra State, Dr Tony Nwoye on Tuesday said that the appointment of Secretary to Government of Federation (SGF) from the Southeast would help to market APC as a political party in the area and give the people of the area a sense of belonging.
He observed that the President was at liberty to make any appointment as he deemed fit, noting that persons with capacity to sell the party in the geopolitical zone should be considered for such appointment.
Nwoye made the statement during the launch of his 2019 Free Medical Outreach at Nsugbe in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state which favoured no fewer than 700 indigent people of the area.
He said, “We deserve the post of Secretary of Government of the Federation or the deputy senate president. The bane of APC in Anambra State and South East in general was lack of altruistic leaders.
Nwoye who is currently representing Anambra East and West in the House of Representatives state maintained that the party performed abysmally low during the elections because of tgat factor.
He added, “Igbo are critical stakeholders in the Nigeria project. And knowing Mr. President he will not fail to give this to us. He is a man with a large heart.
“He would not say because our people did not vote for him, that he will not give us what is due to us. If we get SSG, it will help to market APC in this part of the country.
“Our party is not moving forward in Anambra because we, the leaders are selfish and self-centred. Good leadership begets good following.
” How can someone call himself a political leader and in an election he cannot deliver his polling booth to his party?
“In all the elections in 2019, APC came last.This calls for sober reflection. How can we not be proud that we are APC members.”
He wondered the essence of belonging to a political party when election cannot be won in that party?
Nwoye added, “I want to help rebuild APC because I want to run for election in the party.”