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A former Chief of Army Staff, retired Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, has joined the All Progressives Congress. The ex-Army Chief formally declared for the APC and registered with the party in the ongoing registration and revalidation on Tuesday.
Recall that General Ihejirika, served at the helm of the Nigerian Army from 2010-2014 under former President Goodluck Jonathan, made his declaration to join the APC at his Isuikwuato country home in Abia North Senatorial District.
The former COAS made his declaration and subsequently registered at Ezere Ward 2. His registration was conducted by the APC Ward Chairman, Iheanyi Chukwu, in the presence of stalwarts of the party, including Kalu; State Secretary of the party, Perfect Okorie; Deputy State Woman Leader of the party, Lady Franca Osuwa; Chairman, Abia APC Registration panel, Ambassador Bala Mohammed Mairiga; Chief Ameobi Ogah; Dr. Lilian Obenwa; Abia North APC Zonal Chairman, Chief Chris Ajah; Member, Abia State House of Assembly, representing Isuikwuato Constituency, Hon. Emeka Okorofor; and party faithful.
Recall that in November last year, Kalu, the APC leader in Abia State, urged Ihejirika to join the party. ‘General Ihejirika’s decision to join us today in the APC is no doubt a great one and I must commend him for taking the bold step after over a year of convincing him to join the party.
‘He should be assured that his membership in our party will be a very fruitful one. “I am loyal to the party.
‘This is why I have always subjected myself to the party’s decision-making process.
‘My appreciation also goes to the Chairman, Abia APC Registration panel, Ambassador Bala Mohammed Mairiga, and his team for joining me to grace this exercise.’
The chairman can see for himself that the APC in Abia is deeply rooted. ‘In the last few days, he has accompanied me to some decamping ceremonies of people from other parties into our party.
‘On behalf of our National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, I welcome you to our great party.’
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