Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Special National Convention slated this weekend to elect its Presidential candidate, aspirants from the South East Geo-political zone met at the house of the former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Senator Rochas Okorocha. The meeting according to them was to forge an alliance among themselves.
There are more than five APC Presidential aspirants from the South East.
However the aspirants that met in Abuja include Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Ken Nnamani, former Minister of Education (state), Emeka Nwajiuba, former Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and Mrs. Uju Ken-Ohanenye. Their meeting was behind closed doors.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi joined the meeting virtually, after he had to cut short his visit to Abuja to get relevant documents for his screening in Abakaliki.
The former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Onu chaired the meeting.
In their communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and read by Nnamani, the aspirants, agreed to align with the decision of the party, which they said will do the right thing and heed the clamour for power shift to the Southeast.
Also, in the communiqué, which was jointly signed by the aspirants, Nnamani, Onu, Okorocha, Umahi, Nwajiuba and Moluku, the candidates commended the APC leadership and the people of the Southeast “for commitment to the unity of Nigeria and the inclusion of all parts of Nigeria In the governance architecture of the country”.