Hope Uzodimma has boasted that it was because of his Ebonyi counterpart, Dave Umahi joined the ruling, All Progressives Congress, APC, saying his next goal is to deliver a takeover of the South-East.
A statement by the Government House quoted Uzodinma as saying this at an end of the year meeting with leaders of the APC in the South-Eastin Owerri.
He assured the South-East that the APC has great benefits and reward mechanism lined up for the zone.
The governor said the time is ripe for his party to take over the zone now that South-East leaders have joined the party,
To achieve this, a massive registration into the party should be encouraged along with a reconciliatory move amongst the members, he said.
He added that the 2021 National Convention of the party will give the South-East leaders the chance to make their stance known about the APC which he claimed was blackmailed and insulted in the past.
The statement read in part, “You may recall that Governor Hope Uzodimma was the only APC governor in the South-East and through his dogged and exemplary style of leadership attracted his Ebonyi State counterpart to dump the PDP for APC to compliment the vision of South-East for APC, and since then, Uzodimma has not rested on his oars to make South East an APC zone. By this recent move of the South-East APC leaders, the zone is set to benefit a lot from the party.”