Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2017 governorship poll in Anambra State, Tony Nwoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider using the appointment of a Secretary to Government of Federation from South East geopolitical zone to sell the party to the people of the region.
Nwoye, who is currently representing Anambra East and West in the House of Representatives, stated while speaking with journalists during the launch of his 2019 Free Medical Outreach at Nsugbe in Anambra East where no fewer than 700 indigent people of the area benefited.
While stating that the President was at liberty to make any appointment as he so desired, Nwoye advised that such appointees from the South East should be people who had the capacity to market the APC in the geopolitical zone.
He said, “We deserve the post of Secretary of Government of the Federation or the deputy senate president,” adding that the bane of APC in Anambra State and South East in general was lack of altruistic leaders.
He said that was why the party performed abysmally in several elections in the area.
He said, “the South East deserves the position of SFG or the deputy senate president.
“Igbo are critical stakeholders in the Nigeria project. And knowing Mr. President he will not fail to give this to us. He is a man with a large heart.
“He would not say because our people did not vote for him, that he will not give us what is due to us. If we get SSG, it will help to market APC in this part of the country
He added, “Our party is not moving forward in Anambra because we, the leaders are selfish and self-centred. Good leadership begets good following.
“How can someone call himself a political leader and in an election he cannot deliver his polling booth to his party?
“In all the elections in 2019, APC came last.This calls for sober reflection. How can we not be proud that we are APC members?
“What is the essence of belongings to a political party when you cannot win election in that party? I want to help rebuild APC because I want to run for election in the party.”