APGA National Chairman Speaks On Voter Aparty …As Ehiemere Insists APGA Will Take Over Abia In 2023
The accumulation of sense of isolation has remained the key enabler of political and voter apathy in Southeast Nigeria today, the Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. Ike Oye has said.
In his speech entitled “Dealing with voter apathy in Southeast, Nigeria, at St. Andrew’s Church Nsukwe/Amibo Ubakala North archdeaconry, during the 10th Synod of the Umuahia Diocese Anglican Communion, Oye decried that participation in the governance process and particularly in the voting process in Southeast has remained an issue of great concern to most of the leaders.
He observed that the Easterners have become so uninterested and disconnected from the political process by falsely believing that through personal success and individual industry, one can become a Government unto himself by providing the social amenities for which people look up to Government.
His words, “The raging argument on zoning the presidency to the Southeast presently is a shining example of this political isolation.
“But as a people, Southeasterners cannot reject themselves because they feel rejected.
“Our people must rise up from the ashes of our disappointments and as in other areas of our lives, take ownership of our political evolution through a strong and focused engagement of the political process as the only avenue of reversing the negative political trends”.
Dr. Oye represented by the Abia State APGA Chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere passionately appealed to the Church to not only lead the charge against voter apathy in the southeast through the instrument of the pulpit but to also pray for peace in the southeast and Nigeria in general.
Oye equally called on the Church to pray for a peaceful and successful elections across the country in 2023, pray for the emergence of God fearing government in Nigeria and also pray for the liberation of Abia State from the hands of political buccaneers through an APGA led Government.
Meanwhile, interacting with a cross section of Journalists shortly after, the Abia State Chairman of APGA, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere has maintained that his party will take over the mantle of leadership in the state, come year 2023.
He informed that APGA has been touring round the Local Government Areas, penetrating the nooks and crannies and convincing the voters that their votes will and must count in the forthcoming election.