July 13, 2024

2023: Former presidential aide urges Nigerians to vote APC

2023: Former presidential aide urges Nigerians to vote APC

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

The immediate past Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang, has urged Akwa Ibom people and all Nigerians to vote All Progressives Congress (APC) and all its candidates in the 2023 elections for more infrastructure development.

Enang said this during the inaugural meeting of the Parliamentarians Directorate of the Presidential Campaign Council of APC on Saturday in Uyo.

He said that the 16 years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had offered Nigerians nothing compared to eight years of All Progressives Party in the country, adding that what the country is experiencing was the end product of PDP’s years of mismanagement.

The former presidential aide urged Nigerians irrespective of political leaning to reject the PDP and vote for APC in the forthcoming general elections for more infrastructure development in the nation.

He said that Akwa Ibom, notwithstanding being ruled by PDP has benefited immensely from the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari through the establishment of a fertiliser blending plant, power plant, and the construction of the damaged Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene highway.

“The All Progressives Party (APC) administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari has done what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not do for over 15 years of their rulership in the country.

“In Akwa Ibom for instance, President Buhari has built a fertiliser blending plant worth $2 billion dollars, constructed a power plant worth N6.4 billion, released over N150 billion for the reconstruction of Calabar-Itu- Ikot Ekpene highway and the Federal University of Technology.

“The State Government has told the people for seven years that it is constructing industries for the state, but I have raw documents from the Cooperate Affairs Commission to show that all those industries constructed are not in the name of Akwa Ibom State or the ministry of finance incorporated but are in the names of private individuals.

“For us to continue in the development of the country as we are witnessing today, everybody respective of the political party you belong should vote APC in the forthcoming general elections,” Enang said.

Enang, who is also the Director of the Directorate, called on all party faithful in the state to bury their differences, come together and mobilise support for all the candidates of the APC from the President to the State House of Assembly.

He said that the group formation was for both former lawmakers and those who contested for Senate, Governorship, House of Representatives, and the House of Assemblies and either lost or won, adding that the aim is to achieve unity to mobilise support for the party.

He said that the meeting would afford the party the opportunity to assign roles to members in preparation for the Jan. 12 presidential rally in Akwa Ibom.

In his remarks, the Zonal Secretary of the party, Mr Ita Udosen, commended Enang over what he described as an intelligent move to unite the party.

He appealed to all APC members in the state to heed the call and work together for the progress of the party in the forthcoming general elections.

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