Chairman of the Reconciliation, Peace, Strengthening and Repositioning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Emeka Wogu has announced that the party was making moves to strengthen and reposition the party in the eastern zone.
Wogu who spoke in Enugu yesterday assured that the move is to reconcile its aggrieved members across the five states of the South East geopolitical zone of the country.
Wogu made this known after the inaugural sitting of the 13-member committee on Thursday.
“The APC South-East zone gave us the mandate to reconcile and make peace with the view of strengthening and repositioning the party in the whole of South East.
“Taking into consideration that certain members of our party felt so dissatisfied with the process of congresses, primaries and the main elections. They felt aggrieved and that is the reason why this committee was set-up,’’ he said.
According to him, the committee will speak truth to leaders of the party on the need for reconciliation and ensure that APC remains “one-big-family” just as its logo the broom depicts.
“We have agreed that every state should come with its peculiarities or what led to the disorganisation and lack of peace in their states.
“And at the end of the day, we will distil issues and visit all the states.
“We will also visit our leaders in the states and speak truth to them and find a way of repositioning the party in the South-East to face the evolving realities of political dialectics of our party and of our country.
“So that by 2023, we will be in a position to win the elections that we couldn’t win because of internal wrangling, which led to certain sabotages against our party.
“So in 2023, we will do well and then, we will look at all positions available in this country, not limited to only National Assembly and Governorship but including the big one (presidency), we need to go for it, negotiate for it and become relevant,’’ he said.
Wogu, former Minister of Labour and Productivity, noted that the assignment of the committee was enormous.