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Why Shagari Failed To Hand Over To Ekwueme – Ganduje

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Umar Abdulahi Ganduje, expressed that the South East region had a significant opportunity to claim the presidency during the tenure of Dr. Alex Ekwueme, a distinguished figure from the zone, who served as vice president.

Ganduje made these remarks during a massive empowerment rally organized by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South senatorial zone, held in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Saturday.

He emphasized the importance of the South East aligning with the ruling APC and electing governors from the party across all five states in the region.

Ganduje recalled that during Ekwueme’s vice presidency under Shehu Shagari, there was a strong indication that he could have succeeded Shagari, had the military not intervened.

Ganduje highlighted the significance of political alignment with the ruling party to overcome marginalization, citing Ekwueme’s missed opportunity as a poignant example.

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The APC Chairman commended the overwhelming turnout at the empowerment rally, expressing optimism about the South East’s readiness to actively engage in mainstream politics. He lauded Senator Ubah’s efforts and popularity in Anambra as instrumental in mobilizing support for APC’s agenda in the region.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has offered a strong response to Ganduje, over his comments that the decision of Anambranians to remain in APGA has caused the state politically dislocated.

Mr. Ejimofor Opara who is the National Publicity Secretary of APGA, who reacted to the comment by Ganduje, said Anambra, though a minority party, has remained better than most states which claim to have connected to the centre.

Ganduje, during the South-East APC colloquium held in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Friday, said Anambra is not making the expected progress because it has remained in APGA and has also refused to connect to the centre.

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